Supporting Business Law and Innovation

The Center for Business Law and Innovation at Lewis & Clark, encompassing our entire business law program, trains students in both law and strategic analysis, giving them the skills to support innovation efforts in the businesses they will serve.

The Center for Business Law and Innovation at Lewis & Clark, encompassing our entire business law program, trains students in both law and strategic analysis, giving them the skills to support innovation efforts in the businesses they will serve.

Learning takes place both in classroom settings and in experiential workshops and events. These activities are inspired and led by Portland-area business leaders from multinational corporations such as Intel, Nike, and Adidas, and by start-up and midsize businesses within Portland’s premier industries, such as technology and food. Students intern and extern with the many entrepreneurial businesses that have grown in the Portland innovation culture.

Our two business law clinics, the Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC), work with underserved individuals and entrepreneurs.

These efforts are supported by leaders in the business community, and would not be possible without their financial support and program participation.