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.
Prospective Student Resources
Lewis & Clark welcomes you to explore our extraordinary Business Law Programs. Visit the links below to find out more about what we have to offer, for advice and specific questions please feel free to contact us.
- Find out about the Law School: Who are we?
- How do I apply: Admission Requirements
- Why study Business Law: FAQs
- Learn From Success Stories: Students & Alumni
and Entrepreneurship Center
The Business Law Program at Lewis & Clark Law School offers students a wide range of practical skills opportunities beyond the classroom.
February 18th, 2014
2014 Distinguished IP Visitor: Judge Patti B. Saris
A lecture given by Judge Saris
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
March 14th, 2014
Fourth Annual IP In The Trees Workshop Series- Peter Lee
Peter Lee is Professor of Law at UC Davis Law School, where he continues to examine the intersection of science and society in his legal research, which explores the patent system’s impact on scientific and technological progress. Professor Lee’s work has also addressed the broader question of how intellectual property affects the creation and dissemination of ideas.