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October 8, 2013

New program joins law, business

The Law School announced the creation of the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program last Wednesday. The new program, a joint venture with the Booth School of Business, will give law students the opportunity to take core business classes such as accounting and corporate finance taught by professors from Chicago Booth and graduate with a certificate in business.

In a press release, the Law School stated that this new interdisciplinary graduate program “combines law and business courses to prepare the next generation of law graduates with the analytical skills to be leaders of businesses or key advisors with business.” Within the program, a select group of 15 students per class will also be chosen to partake in a specialized curriculum combining law and business classes, advanced seminars, and one-on-one counseling with assigned business mentors.

The program was made possible by a $5 million endowment donated by Bloomberg L.P. CEO and University Trustee Daniel Doctoroff (J.D. '84) and his wife Alisa Doctoroff (M.B.A. '83).

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