The intricacies of business and tax laws make their examination uniquely challenging and exciting to law students. Temple has a national reputation for excellence in the teaching of business and tax law and, because the concepts and issues studied in the business and tax law curriculum apply to many different areas of the law, most Temple students take at least the introductory courses in these subjects.
Temple's advanced business law curriculum prepares students to participate in an ever-changing global market-place, engaging them in the study of current issues relating to the stock market, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, the Uniform Commercial Code, banking, e-commerce, and more. In addition to business related law courses, Temple students may take some graduate business courses through our affiliation with Temple University's Fox School of Business. And, as almost all attorneys deal with tax issues at some point in their careers, Temple's tax law curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive under-standing of the U.S. tax code and offers specialized tax classes for those who plan to pursue a career in tax law.
Also through our affiliation with the Fox School of Business, law students may earn a Certificate in Business Law or a dual J.D./M.B.A. degree. Click here for further information about these programs.
In keeping with Temple's emphasis on "real world" learning, the business law faculty created the Integrated Business Law Program, an innovative, year-long course that immerses students in real law situations. Through role-playing, mock negotiations, and guest lecturers and instructors, students gain invaluable transactional skills, such as interviewing, negotiating, drafting, and counseling.
Beyond the J.D. level, students can earn an LL.M. in Taxation. Taught by experienced tax practitioners, the LL.M. program provides a full range of specialized electives that J.D. students can also take, earning credit towards the LL.M. degree while still enrolled in the J.D. program.
As a major commercial center, Philadelphia has a large business bar offering prospective business lawyers a variety of employment options from which to choose. Because there are many Temple University graduates in the region, our students enjoy the advantage of a wide network of alumni with whom to connect and consult.