The mission of the Department of Business Law is to enable students, through excellence in teaching, to recognize and analyze legal issues that arise in the business environment.
All lower division program advisement is through the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center/EOP in BB 2113. Upper division students who are currently enrolled in or have completed BUS 302/L are encouraged to seek advisement through upper division mentors from the department of their major.
All faculty are attorneys who are available to advise and counsel students who are considering law school. All department faculty are available during their scheduled office hours to advise students during the semester, with assigned department faculty available during registration periods. Information regarding law school and legal careers is available on the department website. See Pre-Professional Advisement, Pre-Law in this Catalog.
The Business Law option is valuable preparation for careers in a variety of fields, including governmentally regulated industries; for example, banking, insurance, securities and real estate. It is also useful for careers in risk management, contract administration, public affairs, finance, management, legal and judicial support services, and employment relations. The option is suitable for entrepreneurs and for those planning careers in nonprofits. It is focused on the legal applications of business decisions and, so, is beneficial in a variety of careers.
While the Real Estate option is designed for students with career interests in the various functional fields of real estate—brokerage, appraisal, finance, investment, sales, development and asset management, as well as service areas such as escrow and title insurance—the skills with which students in the option will become familiar are applicable in virtually all business fields.
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB International accreditation.
The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business and economics majors at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or Business Administration with an option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management; who meet all Business Honors Program admissions criteria; and who apply and are selected for admission to the program. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical reasoning, complex problem solving and teamwork skills. Students accepted into the program are offered a variety of benefits, including Business Honors-designated courses, small class size, priority enrollment, Honors Mentorship, specialized Business Honors Seminars and other special events. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.
Clubs and Societies
- Pre-Law Association
Scholarships and Awards
The department awards the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award to Business Law and Real Estate graduating seniors who meet rigorous scholarship standards, along with the Ruth J. Ecklerle Scholarship and the Book Award to support students who are progressing toward degrees.
Career Education and Professional Development Center
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience by completing an approved internship. Internships are available in a wide variety of organizations and cover all business disciplines. Not only does an internship provide students with an opportunity to obtain experience, but in many cases the internship leads to employment with that organization. For more information, please call (818) 677-4697 or visit the Career Education and Professional Development website.
Department of Business Law
Chair: Melanie Stallings Williams, J.D.
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3121