From start-up to merger, idea to initial public offering, acquisition to sale, legal issues punctuate the life of a business. A business simply cannot function without the direction and confidence supplied by the laws that regulate business and commerce. Lewis & Clark recognizes the importance of this field of study and provides an innovative and comprehensive program in business and commercial law.
The Study of Business Law
Our program allows students to focus on individual interests, as well as explore a full array of topics. The rich and varied curriculum includes not only traditional subject areas, such as business associations, income tax, and commercial law, but also newer ones, such as cyberlaw and telecommunications law, that challenge us to adapt legal rules to fast-changing technologies.
We offer a wide array of electives which encourage students to mix practice and theory. Importantly, our offerings also include a full selection of practical skills opportunities and transactional courses that simulate the types of transactions business lawyers encounter in their practices.
We offer certificates in general business law, intellectual property law, and federal tax law. Certificates are intended to recognize students for their achievements and to inform prospective employers that these students have completed a rigorous course of study in the subject area.
Business Law News
The Business Law Fall Forum, now in its 21st year, is one of the flagstone events of the business law program. The 2016 forum was held on October 7, and attracted Lewis & Clark law students, professors, and practitioners.
Portland company Bee Local is one of SBLC’s 250 clients
The partnership is the only one of its kind in Portland — Oregon’s largest legal and business marketplace.
The 21st Annual Business Law Spring Luncheon was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the many people who lend their time, resources, and talents to supporting the Business Law Department. This year we recognized Harley Franco ’77 as the Business Law Distinguished Graduate.
On March 4, 2016, the Law School hosted the 2016 Lewis & Clark International Law Symposium on Managing Corruption Risks in International Business.
Business Law Events
April 5th, 2017
22nd Annual Business Law Luncheon
This year as we celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Business Law Program, we will honor Steven Hedberg, class of ’84, as our Distinguished Business Law Graduate. Steve is Chief Operating Officer at Perkins Coie. The business law faculty bestows this award annually to a graduate of the Law School who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, has made a positive mark on the legal or business profession.
April 7th, 2017
21st Century Food Law: What’s on our Plates?
The annual environmental law symposium this year will focus on important food related issues with panels on food labeling, food production and environmental/animal impacts, and food and health policies and ethics. Academics from across the country will write and speak on these topics, and their papers will be published in our ENVIRONMENTAL LAW journal. For more information contact email@example.com. REGISTRATION IS OPEN