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
Each year the Business Law Spring Luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and to thank the many members of the community who lend their time, resources, and talents to the curricular and extracurricular activities of the Business Law Program.
On March 4, 2016, the Law School hosted the 2016 Lewis & Clark International Law Symposium on Managing Corruption Risks in International Business.
Lewis & Clark Law School is pleased to announce that Anna Glazer, attorney at Stoel Rives LLP will teach a new course on Food Law & Policy in spring semester 2016
NYT publishes Anna Laakmann’s opinion on data sharing of genomic information
The 2015 forum was held on September 11, and attracted a record attendance of nearly 140 Lewis & Clark students, professors, and practitioners.
Business Law Events
September 30th, 2016
October 4th, 2016
Eighth Annual Justice Anthony Kennedy Lecture Series
The Honorable Brett Michael Kavanaugh is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He was Staff Secretary in the Executive Office of the President of the United States under President George W. Bush.
October 7th, 2016
2016 Business Law Fall Forum
Please join us for Lewis & Clark Law School’s 21st Annual Business Law Fall Forum: Innovating CSR: From the Local to the Global.