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Law Academic Affairs Office

Office Address:

Law Center
1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 2000
Mailing Address:
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606

419.530.5597

Geoffrey.Rapp@utoledo.edu

Career Compass: A Map for Your Legal Career in Business Law

Business Law is a broad practice area that implicates a wide range of areas of law and can lead to an even wider range of careers. This field can be divided into at least three broad subject matter areas: Corporate Law, Entrepreneurship (or Small Business) Law, and Commercial and Bankruptcy Law.

Corporate Law refers to the law related to understanding and serving clients who are corporations. This subject matter area focuses on such topics as the formation and funding of corporations, corporate transactions, the fiduciary duties owed by management, and mergers and acquisitions. This career map is especially useful for those who are interested in representing closely held and publicly held corporations.

Entrepreneurship Law refers to the law related to small businesses as they evolve from the planning stages to mature business entities. This subject matter area focuses on such topics as choice of entity, capital formation, and the myriad of issues associated with running a small business. This career map is especially useful for those who are interested in working with small businesses and helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.

Commercial and Bankruptcy Law covers a broad range of transactions that businesses enter into on a regular basis, including loans, sales, leases, and payments. It also addresses how businesses respond when either a business or an individual is unable to meet their financial obligations. This career map is especially useful for those who are interested in representing both large and small business clients in litigation, transactional, or bankruptcy matters.

Courses

Corporate Law Courses Entrepreneurship Law Courses Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Courses
     
Core Curriculum: Core Curriculum: Core Curriculum:
Business Associations Business Associations Commercial Paper
Securities Regulation Business Planning Secured Transactions
    Business Bankruptcy
     
Specialty Courses: Specialty Courses: Specialty Courses:
Accounting & Financial Statements Accounting & Financial Statements Accounting & Financial Statements
Antitrust Business Enterprise Tax Negotiation
International Business Transactions E-commerce Sales and Leases of Goods
Negotiation Entertainment Law Creditor/Debtor Law
Corporate Finance Franchise Law  
Business Bankruptcy Insurance Law  
Business Planning Negotiation  
Business Enterprise Tax Sports Law  
White Collar Crime IP Survey  
Mergers & Acquisitions    

Other Student Opportunities

J.D./M.B.A. Joint Degree Program
Business Law Association (Student Group)
Bankruptcy Moot Court Team

Faculty

Kara Bruce
Eric Chaffee
Llewellyn Gibbons
Gregory Gilchrist
Geoffrey Rapp
Mike Kadens (Professor of Law Emeritus)
Terrence Perris (Lecturer in Law)

 

Last Updated: 7/9/15