Prior to graduation, students must take at least one course in each of the following areas:

Code requirement

Code Course

Skills/Experiential requirement

Skills/Experiential Course

Administrative requirement

Administrative Course

Writing requirement

Writing Course

Commercial Law

Attorneys practicing commercial law focus on the law of commerce. Commercial law concerns the sale of goods and services; letters of credit; sales, leases, and licensing; secured and unsecured credit; loans; negotiable instruments; warranties; and consumer protection.

Commercial law is closely connected to business and bankruptcy law. The difference is that business law often focuses on business form (such as a corporation or partnership) and particularly on the rules concerning public corporations, management, stock, and shareholder rights. Commercial law, on the other hand, focuses on the transactions between businesses, and between businesses and consumers.

Attorneys practicing commercial law may be sole practitioners or work in small, medium, or large law firms. Commercial attorneys also work in-house with companies, and as regulatory and compliance attorneys with state and federal governments.

In addition to the J.D. curriculum, Stetson offers a J.D./M.B.A. dual-degree program that awards an M.B.A. degree from the Stetson University School of Business Administration and a J.D. degree from the College of Law.


Core/Foundational Courses

Recommended Courses

Experiential Courses and Seminars



  • Antitrust Law Writing Competition
  • Public Contract Law Student Writing Competition
  • Public Utility, Communications and Transportation K. William Kolbe Law Student Writing Competition
  • Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition
  • Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Hong Kong
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria

Full-Time Faculty Focusing on this Pathway



Professional Organizations

Student Organizations

  • Business Law Society