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
Professor Drummonds comments on Women’s Quality in the Workplace
Professor Loren on the Portlandia statue debate in the Willamette Week
On February 5th the SBLC held their Seventh Annual Open House. The event was a wonderful opportunity to bring together all of the people who make the SBLC possible, and celebrate the successes of 2013.
Join us for the first annual General Counsel Panel and hear from leading general counsel who have rose to the tops of their legal departments and will share their journeys with us, as well as their insight on important topics.
We are pleased to announce Román D. Hernández ’00 as our 2014 Distinguished Business Law Graduate
Business Law Events
October 3rd, 2014
Business Law Fall Forum: Educating the Transactional Business Lawyer
This forum will focus on how legal clinics are transforming the education of the transactional business lawyer.