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Master of Jurisprudence –
Commercial Law Concentration

The Commercial Law Concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence page for details about the overall program and other available options.

M.Jur. Commercial Law Concentration (available online)

The M.Jur. in Commercial Law is available both as an online distance learning program and in 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.

“You can use your degree in Commercial Law in a wide variety of business arenas. It really trains you to think analytically, with a problem solving approach.”

– Ramona Lampley

Required Courses

Course Name 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


Additional Concentration Electives

Course Name Credit Hours
Administrative Law or Administrative Law & Regulatory Interpretation * (offered online) 3
Business Associations or Business Structures & Statutory Compliance * (offered online) 3
Negotiations * (offered online) 3
Antitrust 3
Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy (offered online) 3
Deceptive Trade Practices 3
Employment Law or Employment Discrimination Law (offered online) 3
Insurance Law 3
Mortgages and Real Estate  3
Secured Transactions 3
Sales 2
Sales/Secured Transactions or Commercial Law & Contracting  (offered online) 4
Federal Income Tax 3

Courses marked with an * are required electives. Two additional courses from the list must be chosen.

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