Business Compliance and Sustainability Concentration or Area of Focus

business woman at deskBusinesses of all types and sizes face an increasingly complex regulatory framework while also navigating consumer demands and legislation related to sustainability. What is the role of the corporation in society? How can lawyers help companies that want to focus on stakeholder capitalism and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors rather than shareholder maximization? Students who successfully complete the Business Compliance and Sustainability Program would be equipped with the background and a portfolio of work that would qualify them for entry-level positions with corporate in-house law departments, law firms, nonprofits, and governmental agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, Food & Drug Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Interstate Commerce Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and the Securities & Exchange Commission. The coursework will also provide a baseline of knowledge to prepare the students to study for respected industry certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and others.

Concentration Requirements (Total Credit Requirements for Concentration: 25-28 credits)

Required Courses - 11 credits

Business Associations (4)
Corporate Compliance (3)
Administrative Law (4)

Distributional and Elective Courses (Must Total at Least 14 Credits)

Distributional Courses -  At least 6 credits from the list below:

Antitrust (3)
Banking Law (3)
Bankruptcy (3-4)
Broker Dealer Regulation (2)
Business and Human Rights (2)
Climate Finance (1)
Corporate Tax (3)
Disability Discrimination and Graduate Education (1)
Employment Discrimination (3)
Employment Law (3)
Environmental Law (3)
Externship (compliance-related)
Federal Income Tax (4)
Health Law Fundamentals: Fraud and Abuse (2)
Health Law: Practice and Workshop (2)
Immigration Law (3)
Intercollegiate Athletics: Law, Policy, and Regulatory Landscape (1)
International Anticorruption Law and Practice (2)
International Business Transactions (3)
Labor Law (2)
Mindfulness and Motivating Business Compliance with the Law (2)
Navigating Antitrust Risk (2)
Privacy (3)- new class Spring 2021
Securities Regulation (3)
White Collar Crime (2)

Elective Courses - At least 6 credits from the list below:

Closely Held Business Entities (3)
Commercial Law: Payment Systems & Negotiable Instruments (4)
Commercial Law: Secured Transactions (4)
Commercial Law: UCC (4)
Corporate Finance (2)
Doing Business in Latin America Workshop (2)
Energy Law (3)
Financial Accounting for Lawyers (3)
Independent Study - compliance-related (2-3)
Introduction to the Deal (3)
Law, Policy, and Technology (2)
Lawyering and Ethics for the Business Attorney (1)
LawWithoutWalls (3)
LWOW X (3)
Non-Profit Organizations & Social Enterprises (3)
Sports Law (2)
Taxation of Business Entities (3)
Transactional Drafting and Practice (3)
Vimeo, Twitter and YouTube: Online Liability and Net Neutrality (1)


Area of Focus Requirements (Total Credit Requirements for Area of Focus: 14-16 credits)

Required Courses - 7 credits

Business Associations (4)
Corporate Compliance (3)

Distributional Course Requirement – Maximum 5 credits (additional credits will be applied to the elective requirement); at least one distributional course from the list:

Administrative Law (4)
Antitrust (3)
Banking Law (3)
Bankruptcy (3-4)
Broker Dealer Regulation (2)
Business and Human Rights (2)
Climate Finance (1)
Corporate Tax (3)
Disability Discrimination and Graduate Education (1)
Employment Discrimination (3)
Employment Law (3)
Environmental Law (3)
Federal Income Tax (4)
Externship (compliance-related)
Health Law Fundamentals: Fraud and Abuse (2)
Health Law: Practice and Workshop (2)
Immigration Law (3)
Intercollegiate Athletics: Law, Policy, and Regulatory Landscape (1)
International Anticorruption Law and Practice (2)
International Business Transactions (3)
Labor Law (2)
Mindfulness and Motivating Business Compliance with the Law (2)
Navigating Antitrust Risk (2)
Privacy (3)- new class Spring 2021
Securities Regulation (3)
White Collar Crime (2)

Elective Course Requirements - At least 2 credits from the list below:

Closely Held Business Entities (3)
Commercial Law: Payment Systems & Negotiable Instruments (4)
Commercial Law: Secured Transactions (4)
Commercial Law: UCC (4)
Corporate Finance (2)
Doing Business in Latin America Workshop (2)
Energy Law (3)
Financial Accounting for Lawyers (3)
Independent Study compliance-related (2-3)
Introduction to the Deal (3)
Law, Policy, and Technology (2)
Lawyering and Ethics for the Business Attorney (1)
LawWithoutWalls (3)
LWOW X (3)
Non-Profit Organizations & Social Enterprises (3)
Sports Law (2)
Taxation of Business Entities (3)
Transactional Drafting and Practice (3)
Vimeo, Twitter and YouTube: Online Liability and Net Neutrality (1)

Faculty

Faculty Coordinator: Marcia Narine Weldon

Affiliated Faculty: Rob Rosen, Caroline Bradley, Jessica Owley, Michele DeStefano, and Marcia Narine Weldon

Contact Information

For questions contact Marcia Narine Weldon at: mweldon@law.miami.edu.