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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

Commercial Law Concentration Curriculum

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
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

Required Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
Antitrust 3
Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy (offered online) 2-3
Insurance Law 3
Mortgages and Real Estate 3
Sales 2
Commercial Law and Contracting (offered online) 4
Deceptive Trade Practices 3
Employment Law (offered online) 3
Secured Transactions 3
Taxation of Individuals 3

Additional Concentration Requirements

Two additional electives from this list must be chosen.
Online offerings may be limited and may differ from residential counterparts.