uhwrestler wrote:I noticed cornell law jd program offers 4 concentrations
Business law and regulation
can anyone speak about these concentrations? specifically the business law and regulation concentration? can we take courses in the business school?
They are meaningless designations. There's a list of courses that will count towards each concentration. They change the lists each year iirc. The lists are kind of a joke, and include many courses only remotely related to the concentration. At the end of 3L, you will have the option of requesting that you graduate with a "concentration" based on whether you took enough courses counting towards whichever concentration you want. I ended up not having enough credits for Advocacy for some reason, so I got Public Law instead. I don't even remember which classes I took that counted towards it, but probably First Amendment Law, Fed Courts, etc.
The concentration also doesn't appear on your degree. Rather, they e-mail you a pdf of a certificate you can print out. The pdf is also a joke, as you can edit it and make it look like you graduated with a concentration in Bird Law. I've listed it on my resume (public law, not bird law), but I don't expect anyone to ever care about it.
However, yes, you can certainly take classes in the business school if you like. There's a limit on how many credits you can take outside the law school and still have it count towards the JD, but I'm pretty sure it's still 12 credits, which is decent, since that's pretty much a full semester. I forget if any business school classes count towards that concentration, but again, concentrations don't matter.