Paul L. Caron

Monday, December 9, 2019

Top Law Schools: Business Law

Business LawTop Law Schools: Business Law, preLaw, Vol. 23, No. 2, Fall 2019, at 41:

preLaw magazine graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The scores were weighted as follows: 30% for a concentration, 24% for a clinic, 12% for a center, 12% for an externship, 9% for a journal, 8% for a student group, 5% for a certificate and added value for other offerings.

13 schools [got] an A+ in our roundup of Top Schools for Business Law. Many schools were honored for exceptional offerings in this area. Thirty-two schools earned an A grade, while another 41 earned an A-. That is more than any other specialty.

Our country is all about business. We seem to have a zillion of them, after all, crammed in malls and strip malls, in office towers, office parks and industrial parks and in garages and homes. Even NFL players are well aware that their game is not a game. When they get released — often because a younger player can be had cheaper — they grudgingly acknowledge: “It’s a business.”

That’s why business law is such a popular specialty. Business is a key part of this nation’s fabric, and lawyers are needed to help businesses grow and run smoothly and efficiently.

It’s important for schools to keep on top of this specialty, particularly because of how swiftly business laws and practices change. ...

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