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Business Law

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

Business Law Events

April 5th, 2017

  • Image preview 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

  • Image preview 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 elaw@lclark.edu. REGISTRATION IS OPEN

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