Earn your law degree in Commanding the Boardroom

The need for lawyers trained in business law has never been greater. Creative, analytical thinking is as valuable in the boardroom as it is in the courtroom.

Hofstra Law’s Business Law offerings give students the solid foundation needed to excel as transactional lawyers, corporate litigators, or business principals in the dynamic intersection of business and law. We are committed to offering diverse learning experiences, including drafting and simulation courses, clinics, field placements, and interdisciplinary courses in which students can be in the same classroom with business students.



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Courses and Programs

Hofstra Law offers a robust set of both broad and specialized business law courses:


  • Accounting and Finance for Lawyers
  • Admiralty Law
  • Advanced Bankruptcy
  • Antitrust
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Drafting Seminar
  • Business and Law of Marijuana
  • Business Drafting Seminar
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Transactions in Health Care
  • Combatting Corruption
  • Community and Economic Development Clinic
  • Consumer Transactions
  • Controversies in Corporate Law
  • Contracts
  • Controversies in Corporate Law
  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Government Seminar
  • Derivatives Law
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts, Statutes, and Other Governing Provisions
  • ERISA and Employee Benefit Plans
  • Export Laws and Export Controls
  • Insurance Litigation
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Transaction Skills
  • Introduction to Asset Management Legal and Compliance
  • Introduction to the Economic Law of the European Union for Non-EU Lawyers
  • Law and Role of In-House Counsel
  • Lawyers as Leaders
  • Medical Product Development and Licensing Agreement Drafting Seminar
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit Corporations
  • The Policy and Business of Cryptocurrencies
  • Private Equity: Fund Formation and Transactional Issues
  • Real Estate Development Seminar
  • Real-Time Lawyering: Negotiating the Complex Deal
  • Regulation of Securities Broker/Dealers
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Transactional Lawyering: Translating Deals into Contracts

Each course may not be offered every semester.


Faculty and Staff

Professor Julian Ku Teaching in Class.

Miriam R. Albert, Professor of Skills

J. Scott Colesanti, Professor of Legal Writing and Faculty Advisor for the JD/MBA Program

Ronald J. Colombo, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Distance Education

Linda Galler, Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law

Mitchell Gans, Rivkin Radler Distinguished Professor of Law

Daniel J.H. Greenwood, Professor of Law

Julian Ku, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty Director of International Programs, and Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law

Norman I. Silber, Professor of Law


Careers in business are among the most challenging in the legal profession. To help clients succeed in a rapidly changing global economy, business lawyers must master a wide range of knowledge and skills and combine innovation and adaptability with a strong foundational knowledge of law.


Class of 2018 Job Rankings. 6th Among New York State Law Schools. 45th Nationally for Full-Time Long-Term Bar Passage Required Jobs, Source: Law School Transparency (LST)

Select Alumni in Business Law

Susan Axelrod ’89, Chief Supervisory Officer, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Mark L. Claster ’77, President, Carl Marks & Co.; Immediate Past Chairman, Board of Trustees, Northwell Health

Gordon Crane ’78, Founder and Former CEO, Apple & Eve, LLC

Kraig Fox ’93, President and CEO, High Times Holding Corporation

Randy Levine ’80, President, New York Yankees; Of Counsel, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Michael Penner ’94, Chairman and Lead Operating Director, US Infrastructure Company; Board Director, Scotiabank; Former Chairman, Hydro-Québec; Former CEO, Peds Legwear Inc.

Robert Rosenthal ’74, Chairman and CEO, First Long Island Investors, LLC

Philip J. Shapiro ’78, President and CEO, Liberty Maritime Corporation

Internships and Externships

Hofstra Law students have interned and externed at these selected business-related organizations:


Photo of the CEO of Soulcycle with two law student interns

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  • Bank of China International (USA) Holdings Inc.
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Louis Vuitton North America, Inc.
  • Maker DAO
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
  • Sony
  • Sony Music
  • SoulCycle
  • Union Square Hospitality Group
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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