Entrepreneurial and Business Law

Becoming a Business Lawyer

Colorado Law provides a robust curriculum in business law, tailored for aspiring deal lawyers in Boulder, Denver, and beyond. Boulder has a vibrant entrepreneurial community with many start-up and emerging companies. We place students in small law firms that serve small business and emerging companies, as well as in larger law firms who serve traditional larger corporate clients. In recent years, we have placed students in interesting and fulfilling in-house positions.

  • Robust Curriculum. We offer basic courses in corporate law, tax, securities, negotiation, and contract drafting, as well as more advanced courses such as venture capital, the regulation of financial institutions, and securities litigation.
  • A Focus on Deals. Our Deals course provides an introduction to becoming a transactional lawyer, with numerous case studies and real-world deal documents.
  • Career Success. Colorado's thriving industries in energy, real estate, technology, health care, and asset management create jobs for transactional lawyers. The program's internships, externships, clinics, and networking opportunities help students jumpstart their careers.
  • Curriculum. Colorado Law's business law curriculum prepares graduates for careers at law firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies. Students receive a broad-based legal education in addition to specialized courses and practicum opportunities.


Colorado Law's nationally known faculty teach legal foundation courses, a wide variety of specialized electives, and clinics for practical experience.

Certificate Program 

The Entrepreneurial Law Certificate coordinates Colorado Law's strengths and business-law related assets in the areas of entrepreneurial and technology law, such as the Silicon Flatirons Center, the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, and the Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law. It is awarded to law students who complete coursework reflecting a concentrated study of issues typically faced by transaction-side lawyers, and signals to prospective employers that a student possesses a skill set with applicability across issues of transactional law. 

Certificate requirements include: 1) at least 92 credit hours (89 is required for the J.D.), and 2) at least 21 of the 92 credit hours in the area of entrepreneurial law. Visit Rules of the Law School for complete details. Click here to fill out the online Entrepreneurial Law Certificate application.

Required Courses