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Corporate Law

At Vanderbilt, our renowned corporate law faculty offers a broad upper-level curriculum of electives and skills courses that prepare students for transactional or litigation practice upon entry to the legal profession. Academic programs within the Law School and dual-degree programs with the Owen School of Management allow students to build expertise that is tailored to individual interests and career goals.

Law & Business Certificate Program

The program allows students to build expertise in business law, corporate management, accounting and finance by choosing among an extensive array of elective courses, including intensive transactional courses and seminars, without extending their studies beyond the normal three-year J.D. program Graduates who fulfill the program's requirements receive a certificate of specialization in Law and Business along with their J.D. degree.

Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program

The program prepares students for the real world of litigation practice by acquainting them with the wide variety of ways that disputes are resolved, including arbitration court-supervised settlement, mediation, negotiation and trial. This advanced legal curriculum is designed to prepare students to step immediately into sophisticated litigation practice anywhere in the nation.


J.D. / M.S. Finance

  • Complete both degrees in 3 academic years (6 semesters, no summer enrollment required) 
  • Gain expertise in finance that is highly valued by law firms and their business clients, and which is rare among law students graduating into today’s legal employment market


J.D./M.S.F. allows law students to gain expertise in finance

Dual Strength: A new joint degree brings finance and law closer together.


J.D. / M.B.A.