Contact Person: Professor Bates
Students focusing study in commercial law may elect to pursue a Commercial Law Special Distinction.
The Commercial Law Special Distinction is recognized at graduation and becomes part of the student's permanent transcript. Students must earn a minimum GPA and must also meet the other course requirements.
|Special Distinction in Commercial Law Required Courses|
|or LAW 9384||Creditors' Remedies|
|LAW 9110||Commercial Law Capstone||1|
|LAW 9340||Commercial Law: Negotiable Instruments||3|
|LAW 9342||Commercial Law: Secured Transactions||3|
|LAW 9338||Commercial Real Estate Transactions||3|
|or LAW 9316||Contract Drafting & Negotiation|
|LAW 9308||Sales Transactions: Domestic & International Law||3|
|Special Distinction in Commercial Law Electives|
|Select at least three hours from the following:||3|
|Contract Drafting & Negotiation (if not taken to satisfy earlier requirement)|
|International Business Transactions|
A GPA of 3.3 in all track courses1 (including additional hours as required above) will be required for a student to receive the Special Distinction designation.
If a student has taken more than the minimum number of hours of track courses and a grade in a course that is not required for receipt of the Special Distinction would result in the GPA being below the requirement, that grade need not be included in the GPA calculation. If a grade in a track course that is required for receipt of the Special Distinction causes the GPA to be below the requirement, grades in track courses beyond the number of hours required for the Special Distinction may be included in order to raise the GPA in the track courses.
A student who meets the above requirements for a Special Distinction shall receive that designation only if the faculty determines that the student has made meaningful contributions to the Law School program and that the student is worthy of such distinction in accordance with the traditions, expectations and mission of Baylor Law School.