About Us

“We want students to be able to show that they have a genuine interest in the business world and an understanding of some of the big issues….We don’t ask candidates to demonstrate technical knowledge [in an interview] – we ask more general questions, like; why might a company be interested in selling its products in India or China?” -Law firm hiring partner quoted in the Guardian.

The Center for Business and Financial Law (CBFL) at New York Law School provides students with a rigorous and integrated approach to skills and practice training in corporate, commercial, and financial law. Through cutting-edge courses, events, projects, and research, the CBFL brings together practitioners and students to address the challenges that animate business and finance.


The CBFL’s areas of focus include:

  • Deal-making and transactional skills.
  • Financial services law and regulation.
  • Startups and technology financing.
  • Compliance across a range of industries.
  • The interconnectivity of business and society.

Students may affiliate with the CBFL either through the Harlan Scholars Program or through the Associates Program.

For a listing of faculty directors, click here. The Center’s Assistant Director is Michael Rhee.