Corporate and Commercial Law

Two students in clinic sharing a computerCorporate and commercial law extends well beyond “big business” entities and transactions. USF’s corporate and commercial law programs and curriculum prepare students for successful careers, whether they focus on business transactions and corporate regulation, or emphasize corporate and securities litigation.

Our Investor Justice Clinic, one of seven in-house law clinics, provides hands-on training to students who represent investors in actions involving allegations of wrongdoing by securities firms and/or their employees.

Our Business Law Certificate and Tax Law Certificate programs allow students to explore a broad range of business related topics with a focus on corporate and commercial law and tax curriculum.

Our JD/MBA Dual Degree Program is a four-year program designed to provide law school graduates with an in-depth perspective of corporate business practices, and the business skills necessary to successfully manage law firms, larger businesses, or nonprofit organizations. Our JD/LLM in Taxation Dual Degree Program gives law students in-depth knowledge of tax law and policy in the ever-evolving field of taxation. Students can complete both degrees in as little as three years or with only one additional semester after completing the traditional 3-year JD program.

Select Courses

  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankrupcy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporations
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • International Business Transactions
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Start Ups and Venture Capital
  • Transactional Skills

Faculty

  • Reza Dibadj is an expert on corporate and securities law and administrative law and regulation
  • Jack Garvey specializes in public and private international law
  • Bruce Price concentrates on bankruptcy, contracts, and corporate law

Clinic

  • Investor Justice Clinic

Dual Degrees

  • JD/LLM in Taxation
  • JD/Master of Business Administration

Certificates

  • Business Law
  • Tax Law

Representative Externships

  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Funding Circle
  • Keesal, Young & Logan
  • Reed Smith
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Yahoo, Inc.

Student Organizations

  • Business Law Association
  • Real Estate Law Association
  • Technology, Entrepreneur, and Startup Law Association