Business Law Program

Where Law Means Business.


Whether you decide to launch a business, join or start a firm, work in-house, litigate, advise nonprofits, or shape law and policy, make sure you have the skills and knowledge to chart your path to success in business law.

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

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Practical Experience

The business law program offers a robust curriculum and rich practical learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

 

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Careers

As a business lawyer, you may work at a small firm, a large firm, as in-house counsel for a start-up company or corporation, or as an entrepreneur.

 

 

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Faculty 

World-class business law faculty embrace an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on career development and hands-on learning to help business law students develop real-life, cutting-edge solutions in the global marketplace.

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Business Law News 

23Overall US News rankings
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).
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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 Daggett
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
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.
M&A Boot Camp
Making the most of the pandemic? Like many others across the country, Oregon Law students experienced the impact of COVID-19 on summer employment opportunities.

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