John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program
Students can take advantage of an extensive set of curricular opportunities that allow them the flexibility to sample according to their interests or dive deep.
- Business Methods and Skills
- Core Business Law Courses
- Enhanced Core Law & Business Courses
- Advanced Courses
- Sample Course Schedule
- J.D.-M.B.A. Program
- Frequently Asked Questions
Business Methods and Skills
For students without a background in basic finance, accounting or other business methods, courses taught by UVA’s business and law faculty lay a foundation for understanding the corporate world. They include Accounting and Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy and other classes focused on business skills.
Core Business Law Courses
Core business law courses include Corporations, Securities Regulation, Bankruptcy, Employment, Environmental Law, Income Tax, Antitrust and Intellectual Property.
Enhanced Core Law & Business Courses
Students who have taken the introductory Accounting and Corporate Finance course or who have equivalent experience are eligible to take enhanced versions of core Law & Business courses that incorporate finance and quantitative concepts. These typically include Corporations, Securities Regulation, Secured Transactions, Corporate Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions, which are often taught by resident faculty members with graduate degrees in economics or finance.
Sample Course Schedule
Civil Procedure* (4 credits)
Criminal Law* (3)
Legal Writing* (1)
Constitutional Law* (4)
Legal Writing* (1)
Corporate Finance (2)
* REQUIRED first-year curriculum
Securities Regulation (or spring semester)
Federal Income Tax
Intellectual Property, such as Survey of Patent, Copyright and Trademark
Employment or Labor Law, Banking, Environmental Law, Teamwork
If you have a good idea of your interests or the areas of law in which you would like to practice, you should start to concentrate on more advanced courses in those areas, such as transactions, tax, securities, intellectual property, international or litigation. A list of courses recently offered is at the Curriculum and Advanced Courses website pages. Otherwise, select a mix of advanced courses from the transaction, litigation and regulatory areas.
Current Issues in Corporate Law
Real Estate Transactions
Advanced Topics in Securities Law
Private Equity and Hedge Funds
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Finance of Small Enterprises
Legal Issues in Corporate Finance
White Collar Criminal Defense
International Civil Litigation
Federal Regulation of Investment Companies
International Patent Law