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Concentration - Business Law

Juris Doctor

Description

The School of Law offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.), a concurrent Juris Doctor/Master of Accountancy (J.D./M.Accy) and a Concurrent Juris Doctor/Master of Taxation (J.D./M.Tax).

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 90

Course Requirements

First Year

Upper Level (Second and Third Years)

Otherwise, students have free choice of elective courses to complete the remainder of their credit hours.

Other Academic Requirements

For the Juris Doctor degree, the requirements are: (1) successful completion of 90 credit hours of law courses (70 of which must be graded credit hours and 75 of which must come from courses that meet in regularly-scheduled classroom hours), including the courses specifically required for graduation, and (2) an overall grade-point average of 2.00 (C) or better. The curriculum and courses required for graduation are subject to change at any time without prior notice at the direction of the law faculty.

Concentration - Business Law

Description

The concentration in business law is designed to establish a useful framework for guiding students who have a particular interest in business law and paths for developing a practice-ready skill set.

Course Requirements

A student must complete 27 credit hours in business law subjects. At least 18 credit hours in core courses (Corporations 603, Bankruptcy 558, Secured Transactions 571, Income Taxation of Individuals 613, Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders 633 or Partnership Taxation 634, and Intellectual Property 580 or Corporate Finance 606 or Securities Regulations 650 are required. The remainder of the credit hours can be fulfilled by taking courses from a list of approved elective courses: Alternative Dispute Resolution 651 Antitrust Law 621 Banking Law 607 Bankruptcy Reorganization Seminar 622 Business Planning 629 Commercial Paper 694 Copyright Law 657 Deferred Compensation 660 Disability Law and Policy 717 Employee Benefits Law 728 Employer-Employee Relations 645 Employment Discrimination 640 Energy Law 746 Entertainment Law 581 Estate Planning 682 Federal Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers 626 Gaming Law 661 Income Taxation II 702 Insurance 559 International Commercial Arbitration 722 International Finance 543 International Intellectual Property 732 International Law 620 International Trade 575 International Trade and Commercial (SLT) Labor Arbitration Law 624 Labor Law I 614 Labor Law II 617 Law and Economics 576 Legal Accounting 573 Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Regulation (SLT) Oil and Gas 609 Sports Law 709 Tax Problems 623 Workers' Compensation 618

As appropriate, additional courses and Selected Legal Topic courses focusing on business law may also be included in this category on a case-by-case basis.

Other Academic Requirements

A cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 in all concentration courses with no grade lower than a "C" must be achieved in order to successfully complete the concentration. Students earning a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher in all concentration courses will have with honors reflected on their certificates.

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

Juris Doctor

Requirement Hours Description
Law 501 4 Complete Law 501 with a passing grade.
Law 502 4 Complete Law 502 with a passing grade.
Law 503 3 Complete Law 503 with a passing grade.
Law 504 4 Complete Law 504 with a passing grade.
Law 507 3 Complete Law 507 with a passing grade.
Law 514 3 Complete Law 514 with a passing grade.
Law 515 3 Complete Law 515 with a passing grade.
Law 568 3 Complete Law 568 with a passing grade.
Law 577 2 Complete Law 577 with a passing grade.
Law 603 3 Complete Law 603 with a passing grade.
Skills course 6
Writing course 3
75 regularly scheduled hours 0 Please contact your advisor for more information regarding this requirement.

Concentration - Business Law

Requirement Hours Description
Law 601 3 Complete Law 601 with a passing grade.
Law 558 3 Complete Law 558 with a passing grade.
Law 571 3 Complete Law 571 with a passing grade.
Law 613 3 Complete Law 613 with a passing grade.
Law 633 or 634 3 Complete either Law 633 or Law 634 with a passing grade.
Law 580, 606, or 650 3 Complete either Law 580, 606, or 650 with a passing grade.
9 hrs of electives 9 Complete 9 hours of electives chosen from the following: Law 543, 559, 573, 575, 576, 581, 607, 609, 614, 617, 618, 620, 621, 622, 623, 624, 626, 629, 640, 645, 651, 657, 660, 661, 682, 694, 702, 709, 717, 722, 728, 732, and 746.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.