With a growing percentage of legal work now focused on corporate, commercial, business, and fiduciary matters, transactional practices have gained prominence. Baylor’s fully integrated transactional program prepares students for all types of positions within transactional areas of practice.
Transactional lawyers work to protect the interests of an individual, business, or organization in a commercial or financial setting. Whatever the type of client, business lawyers often bring parties together, playing a critical role in contract negotiations, joint ventures, intellectual property rights, and mergers and acquisitions. Transactional lawyers must understand the business, financial, and economic aspects of deals, and be equipped to help clients manage risk.
Led by professors who are nationally recognized for their teaching, scholarship, and work as practicing lawyers, students looking to pursue a career in transactional law will find a rigorous, rewarding, fully immersive experience. The curriculum is an experience that uniquely prepares them to enter practice armed with the business acumen, practical skills, and confidence to make a positive difference for their clients.
Every student gains valuable experience in Transactional Practice through a heavily required three-year curriculum that provides a strong foundation for whatever area of practice he or she decides to pursue. In the third year, that experience is put to the test, when transactional cases are integrated into Baylor’s renowned Practice Court.
Beyond the required courses, students can elect to dive deeper into specialized areas through a series of transactional “Professional Tracks.” The journey offers students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a professor in a custom-designed transactional “Capstone.”
“At Baylor Law, I was able to take some really wonderful courses that built a firm foundation in transactional practice.”
—Dathan Voelter, JD '99
Director, Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association