One of the most diverse law schools in the nation, St. Mary's prepares its graduates for the competent and ethical practice of law in a community that supports educational excellence.
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.
Typical careers focus on individual businesses, financial institutions or international corporations and may involve drafting, negotiations or oversight for business operations.
Whether your job involves interactions with areas as diverse as data protection, contract law or banking, this concentration provides a breadth of knowledge to prepare you for advancement in your field.
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.
The Commercial Law concentration is one of many options at St. Mary’s. All are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College and have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).
|Required CoursesCredit Hours|
|Fundamentals of the American Legal System||2|
|Legal Research and Writing I||2|
|Contracts I (or Contracts I and II online)||3 (or 4 for Contracts I and II online)|
|Second First-year Course (or Property I and II online)||3 (or 4 for Property I and II online)|
|Administrative Law (or Administrative Law and Regulatory Interpretation online)||3|
|Business Associations (or Business Structures and Statutory Compliance online)||3|
|Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy||3|
|Commercial Law and Contracting (online)||4|
|Deceptive Trade Practices||3|
|Taxation of Individuals||3|
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.
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