Certificate in Law and Entrepreneurship - Courses
To obtain a Certificate in Law and Entrepreneurship from the Palmer Center, a student Fellow must complete 12 units of courses listed in the Palmer Center Course Requirement Grid.
In summary, Fellows must complete the two-unit Entrepreneurship Practicum (LAW 2403) and ten additional units in one of three Elective Tracks.
- Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Technology
- Business and Finance
- Real Estate
Complete course descriptions are included in the law school's Academic Catalog. Fellows may also take courses outside of their chosen Elective Track, however, those courses do not count toward the 12 unit requirement for the Certificate. Only the Associate Dean for Academics may waive any Palmer Center's course requirements.
All courses listed in the Palmer Center Course Requirement Grid are open to all Pepperdine law students, however, only admitted Palmer Center Fellows will receive the Certificate. Applicants to the Palmer Center must submit a completed course requirement grid outlining their proposed course of study at the Palmer Center. Once admitted to the program, Fellows are required to submit updated course requirement grids to the Palmer Center each semester.
The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law offers an innovative, 12-unit fellows program that prepares students to fulfill the overlapping roles of lawyer and entrepreneur.
Palmer Center Faculty comprises published experts and accomplished individuals in teaching and in practice.