• Overview
  • The legal side of operating a business.

    Whether it is a large, global corporation or a young start-up, businesses rely on lawyers to provide expert legal assistance with contracts, finances, real estate, employees, investors, mergers, trademarks, acquisitions and a multitude of other areas.

    In this program, you will focus on the legal issues that surround the formation, operation and governance of businesses. You will build fundamental lawyering skills and a strong understanding not only of the technical aspects of business law, but also of how businesses generally work.

    Listed among the nation's top 35 law schools for public interest and clinical opportunities, the college offers valuable practical experiences representing real clients. Learn business law through externships, a rigorous pro bono program, and clinics, like the Small Business Legal Clinic, Low-Income Tax Clinic, and Economic Development Clinic.

    Students in this track have opportunities to spend the third year of the program at the College of Law’s center in Boise, the state capital and metropolitan center for law, government, business and urban development.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Hold an undergraduate degree
    • Are interested in business
    • Have a strong work ethic
    • Have solid skills in negotiation, project management and communication
    • Have a strong academic background
    • Can think critically and analytically about complex problems
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a:
    • Lawyer (J.D.)
    • Corporate attorney
    • Business leader
    • Public administrator
    • Entrepreneur