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1.7 Doctoroff Business Leadership Program

The Law School’s Doctoroff Business Leadership Program offers students the opportunity to earn a business leadership certificate and gain valuable business experience and training, while completing the J.D. program.  

The unique program combines fundamental and advanced business and law courses with co-curricular experiential opportunities in business, business law and entrepreneurship.  The program prepares law students to develop business enterprises, analyze complicated business transactions, think creatively about alternative capital structures, and acquire key management and leadership skills.  

The classes offered as part of the program vary from year-to-year, and are taught by noted experts in their fields from the Law School and the Booth School of Business. Classes offered for the 2023-2024 academic year include at least the following:

  • Accounting for Entrepreneurs: From Start-up through Exit
  • Corporate and Entrepreneurial Finance 
  • Managerial Psychology
  • Strategies and Processes of Negotiations 

While the classes offered as part of the Doctoroff program are designed to supplement the business training that students accepted to the Doctoroff Program receive, the Doctoroff classes are open to all law students. Questions about the program, its requirements, curriculum, and internship opportunities should be directed to the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.