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.
and Entrepreneurship Center
The Business Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School offers students a wide range of practical skills opportunities beyond the classroom.
Business Law News
Lewis & Clark Business Law Programs celebrate a successful 19th Annual Fall Forum
Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) has received a $25,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support its work of providing business transactional legal assistance to low income small business owners in and around the Portland Metro Area.
Professor Parikh served on a panel at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
Professor Anna Laakmann traveled to UC Irvine School of Law to join a panel of national scholars who discussed the importance of the Myriad decision, and what it means for science, for industry, and for the patent system.
Bogdanski says that his fall semester courses, Income Tax and Estate & Gift Tax, are the best part of his professional life these days. “These classes are building blocks for great careers.”
Business Law Events
November 5th, 2014
WLC & BLS Faculty Roundtable
The roundtable is designed to allow first-year students to meet women professors outside of the classroom. In addition, it gives upper-class students the chance to discuss the conditions and choices that women attorneys have faced in the workplace.