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 graduating class conferred the 2016 Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching on Professor Amy Bushaw.
The 22nd 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 Steven Hedberg ’84 as the Business Law Distinguished Graduate. Steve is the Chief Operating Officer at Perkins Coie.
LC’s Small Business Legal Clinic serves entrepreneurs who don’t have much money but need setting on the right path
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