Department of Law

Department of Law

Law permeates every area of business activity and is a vital component of a professional business education. The modern business professional must understand and effectively manage legal issues and risks and function within the complicated legal regulatory environment as part of everyday business activities. The study of law also helps to develop critical thinking, analytical, negotiating and oral and written communication skills, which are essential for success in today’s competitive business environment.

The Department of Law offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate communications intensive business law courses designed to augment and complement the various major fields of undergraduate and graduate study at Baruch and also offers a business law minor as well as an interdisciplinary liberal arts minor. The Department supervises the real estate law offerings of Baruch’s Real Estate Program, offers the required courses for the New York State Certified Public Accountant licensing examination and serves as a liaison to the Pre law program, providing student advisement, attending pre-law and assisting in workshops, seminars and other events

The Department of Law’s scholarly faculty includes recognized experts in contract law, business organizations, employment and labor law, compliance, banking and big data law, e-commerce law, international law, intellectual property, health law, education law, sports and entertainment law, constitutional law and real estate law. Many of its faculty are active in bar association matters and the provision of pro-bono services, render services to the courts and the business community and serve on boards and committees of various business, civic and charitable organizations.

Contact Us

For administrative questions, please contact:
Marie Wright
Administrative Assistant

 For questions about the law minors, please contact:
Prof. Matthew Edwards

For academic or other program questions, please contact:
Prof. Valerie Watnick
Department Chair