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Business Law Program

Where Law Means Business.

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Oregon Law’s comprehensive Business Law program explains the law as it intersects with business, finance, green business, intellectual property, sports, and tax.

In addition to learning the substantive law, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice key skills—like how to negotiate contracts, conduct due diligence, and draft legal documents—that will enable you to hit the ground running in a variety of practice environments. You will also develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication that are essential for success in the legal profession.

Whether you decide to launch a business, join or start a firm, work in-house, litigate, advise nonprofits, or shape law and policy, at Oregon Law, you will develop the skills and knowledge to pursue a rewarding career in business law.

Business Law Courses and Concentrations

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Become Practice-Ready

At Oregon Law, students get the opportunity to work with real clients in real situations. 

Our transactional business law clinic and nonprofit clinics provide legal services to individuals, small businesses, and organizations. With guidance from exceptional clinical faculty, students work on real-world legal projects such as entity formation, contract drafting and review, and organizational structure and compliance. 


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According to the American Bar Association, approximately one-third of all lawyers in the United States practice some form of business law at some point in their careers. This includes lawyers who work for large or small firms, in nonprofit organizations, as in-house counsel, and in businesses.

Whatever your career aspirations, the skills and knowledge you develop in Oregon Law’s Business Law Program can help you to stand out in a competitive job market and succeed in a variety of legal roles.

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Learn from Leaders

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Oregon Law’s business law faculty are experts in business law with impressive practice backgrounds and cutting-edge research. They bring their real-world expertise and innovative scholarship to the classroom, providing students with a rigorous and comprehensive education in business law. 

Whether you are interested in corporate law, securities regulation, intellectual property, or another area of business law, Oregon Law has the resources and expertise to help you achieve your goals. 

In addition to being outstanding educators, our faculty are expert mentors who are invested in their students' educational and career success. They provide vital guidance and support as you develop the skills, knowledge, and networks you need to succeed in the legal profession and navigate the global marketplace.

Meet the Faculty

"The University of Oregon School of Law has a comprehensive suite of business law courses. The professors are accessible, engaging, and care about your education and career. Several professors have been fundamental to my growth as a student and a future lawyer."
– Will LeRoux, JD ‘24
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U.S. News and World Report released its 2023 Best Law Schools rankings. The University of Oregon School of Law climbed to #67 from last year’s #72 rank, the highest rank in at least two decades. The school remains #1 in the state. The Legal Research and Writing Program repeats its ranking as #1 (tied) in the nation. Two other Oregon Law programs rose among the nation’s top programs: Environmental Law (#7) and Dispute Resolution (#9).
University of Oregon School of Law’s 2021 graduates achieved a 91.4%* employment rate as of March 2022. That overall employment rate is the best outcome for any class since the class of 2007. Out of the students employed, nearly 92% reported obtaining full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage or for which having a JD degree offered an advantage.
Josie Jeremiah’s pathway to fulfill her dream of becoming a business lawyer was not easy. Through hard work, hands-on learning experiences, and support from Oregon law faculty and peers, Josie achieved that goal.
Casey Q. Daggett JD ’19, has accepted a position in New York City with Schulte Roth & Zabel, a top-tier international law firm. She will be an associate in the firm’s M&A and Securities group, focusing on transactions involving bankruptcy assets. Her path has already been an exciting and colorful one, taking her from a Pennsylvania background through Eugene and Scotland.
Andrii Onysko 2L and Trevor Rowland 3L competed in the prestigious 2022 American Bar Association Law Student Tax Challenge (LSTC) competition. The team reached the semifinals where they competed against the five other best teams in the country.
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