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Master of JurisprudenceThe Commercial Law concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence program page for details about the overall program and other available concentrations.
M.Jur. Commercial Law Concentration (Available Online)
The M.Jur. in Commercial Law is available both as an online distance learning program and a traditional classroom environment.
Commercial law is a dramatically growing field and one of the fastest-changing areas of law.
The St. Mary’s 30-credit-hour M.Jur. concentration provides a comprehensive overview of commercial law, which is relevant to most commercial and government fields as a result of the regulatory changes prompted by the 2008 global financial crisis.
The potential job market for this concentration is high because commercial law covers a broad range of industries.
Commercial law and business law often overlap. Commercial law focuses on the sale and distribution of products, while business law governs other aspects of business management, such as starting, buying, managing, selling and closing a business.
Commerical Law Concentration Curriculum
|Required Courses Credit Hours|
|Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online)||2|
|Legal Research and Writing (offered online)||2|
|Contracts (offered online)||4|
|Second First-year Course (or Property, offered online)||4|
|Administrative Law (or Administrative Law and Regulatory Interpretation, offered online)||3|
|Business Associations (or Business Structures and Statutory Compliance, offered online)||3|
|Negotiations (offered online)||3|
Additional Concentration Requirements
|Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy (offered online)||2-3|
|Mortgages and Real Estate||3|
|Commercial Law and Contracting (offered online)||4|
|Deceptive Trade Practices||3|
|Employment Law (offered online)||3|
|Taxation of Individuals||3|
Online offerings may be limited and may differ from residential counterparts.
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Curious which M.Jur. concentration is right for you? Questions about the admission process or the program? Our admission team will work with you to answer any questions and help you through the process when you’re ready.
Learn about the application process, deadlines and requirements for the Master of Jurisprudence program: