Business and Law

With dozens of business-related course offerings, the expertise of our faculty in bankruptcy, commercial law, corporate law, labor law, and tax law, and nationally recognized departments of finance and accounting, Illinois offers a first-rate program that provides a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing careers in business-related fields.

Courses that matter to you

The College of Law provides students with a wide range of classes to meet their interests and help build a strong foundation for a successful career. From first-year courses, such as Contracts, to more specific offerings, such as International Bankruptcy or Workplace Dispute Resolution, our course offerings are built with careers in mind. Through The Chicago Program, students can also experience first-hand how law and business intersect in one of the best American cities. View all of our courses to find your own path.

Beyond-the-classroom opportunities

Applying principles to practice helps our students put the knowledge from our courses into action. Whether that is through our award-winning Moot Court teams, student organizations like the Bankruptcy Law Society or Corporate and Business Law Association, or working on the Business Law Journal, opportunities abound for students to enrich their legal education. 

Affiliated Faculty

One of the biggest strengths of our business offerings at the College of Law is our faculty. With nationally recognized scholars in areas of finance and accounting as well as brilliant minds in corporate, commercial, and labor law, our faculty provide students with a wealth of information and expertise throughout their legal education. Faculty specializing in the areas of business and law include:

Amitai Aviram (Corporate Law)
Ralph Brubaker (Bankruptcy)
John Colombo (Tax)
Matthew Finkin (Labor Law)
Richard Kaplan (Accountancy)
Robin Kar (Commercial Law)
Robert Lawless (Bankruptcy)
Mark Peecher (Accountancy)
Nicola Sharpe (Corporate Law)
Deepak Somaya (Corporate Law)
Charles Tabb (Bankruptcy)
Lesley Wexler (Labor Law, Employment Discrimination)
Verity Winship (Corporate Law)