Florida State University College of Law offers students a sophisticated program in business, finance and tax. In addition to the basic business law courses, such as Corporations and Closely Held Business Organizations, students are able to elect from a large number of advanced courses. These include Antitrust, Corporate Finance, Business Planning, The Dodd-Frank Act, Analytical Methods for Lawyers, Game Theory for Business Lawyers, and Law and Economics. We also offer a wide range of courses on the taxation of business. The business curriculum is revised regularly to reflect changes in financial and securities regulations and in the ways in which companies raise capital and deal with market risks.
Business law students are able to participate in the College of Law's innovative Business Law Certificate Program, Business Law Clinic, and Business Externship programs. The aim of this comprehensive approach to business law is to give students a strong foundation in legal doctrine and economic theory, and how to apply these to real-world business scenarios. The program has been designed to train both transactional lawyers and business litigators, and to teach students core business law topics as well as important skills that have been overlooked by traditional approaches to teaching business law. The latter includes topics such as how to analyze financial statements, draft complex contracts, and identify and address compliance issues
Our business and tax faculty members are prolific scholars with experience as partners or associates at some of the nation's top corporate law firms. One also has nine years of experience as a federal bankruptcy judge. In addition, the faculty has published in traditional legal journals, including the nation's top law reviews, and in leading economics and finance journals.