For students interested in business, corporate, and commercial law, Tulane offers close to two dozen upperclass courses in these fields, plus 12 courses in tax law. Many of Tulane's courses cover the traditional subject matter of the law of corporations, secured transactions, bankruptcy, negotiable instruments, and similar topics. But Tulane also offers a significant number of courses dealing with the international aspects of these fields, including courses addressing these topics in the civil law system. Courses addressing these topics in the context of unique industries like the sports industry are also available.
Tulane's Business Law Society has established a business law consulting group and sponsors a team of students to participate in the Delaware Moot Court Competition. A joint JD/MBA program is available to students interested in pursuing the MBA along with the law degree. A joint JD/Master of Accounting is also available. JD students are also permitted to take courses at Tulane's Freeman School of Business without pursuing the MBA.
The Senator John Breaux Chair in Law & Business was recently established at Tulane Law School. The holder of the chair is Professor Claire Moore Dickerson, an expert in business associations, contracts, comparative law, and international business transactions. Professor Dickerson is also noted for her focus on the intersection between commerce and human rights.
Tulane's Continuing Education Department sponsors the annual Corporate Law Institute, which attracts leading practitioners of the corporate bar, SEC officials, Delaware Supreme Court justices, members of the Delaware Chancery Court, and corporate executives. Students may attend the program free of charge.