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Certificate Program

The Certificate Program in Corporate and Business Law will provide students with special interest in corporate and business law a structured framework to pursue that interest, as well as formal recognition for doing so. All students will gain a core competency in the law governing the formation and governance of corporations and in the financing of corporations.

To complete the core requirements, students may elect to pursue continued study of general corporate/business matters, corporate finance, or issues concerning how the corporate entity interacts with the government. After satisfying the core competencies, students will receive advanced instruction on matters relating to the formation, financing and operation of corporations, as well as their interactions with governmental entities, by choosing among a variety of advanced classes and seminars. Finally, each student will be required to apply legal doctrine in a practice context by choosing between a relevant externship/field placement, clinic, or skills course.

See the course requirements list below for all course options (students will select which courses from the Certificate course list to include in their application). Courses will not count towards the certificate if they are taken as pass/fail.

The Program is open to all Rutgers Law students who have maintained an average GPA of 3.0 or above in all Core and Elective Courses.

At the end of their graduating semester, students may apply for a certificate in Corporate and Business Law.

Please note: To apply, you must complete the online application.

Please do so as soon as possible after all grades for certificate coursework have been posted to your transcript.

Additional information about the certificate programs can be found on the Law School’s Certificate Programs page.

Please send an email to with questions or concerns about the Certificate.