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Business Law

imageFrom 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.

Certificate Programs

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.

Community Development
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

Business Law Events

February 25th, 2015

March 6th, 2015

March 13th, 2015

  • Image preview Eat, Pray, Law: A Food Forum
    Our first Food Forum with over 15 guest speakers covering the topics:  The Future of Food, The Farm Bill and Reforms from a National Lens: Building Sustainable Regional Foodsheds: Agriculture, Human Health and the Environment: Animals in Agriculture-Legal Challenges and Opportunities: Food Justice and Security.

April 3rd, 2015

  • Image preview Fifth Annual IP In The Trees Workshop Series- Glynn Lunney
    Glynn Lunney joins us from Tulane University School of Law. He has a diverse background that includes expertise in intellectual property, engineering and economics. He specializes in patent, copyright and trademark law, unfair competition and contracts.

April 16th, 2015

  • Image preview 20th Annual Business Law Spring Luncheon
    Each year our Business Law Luncheon not only celebrates the accomplishments of our students and business law program, but allows us to thank the many members of the community who lend their talents to our curricular and extracurricular activities.

Business Law

Contact Us

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    Business Law is located in Legal Research Center on the Law Campus.

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    voice 503-768-6639 fax 503-768-6671

    Coordinator of Business Law Programs Kari Baxter

    Assistant Dean & Director Steve Goebel

    Business Law

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