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.

Meet the Faculty

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Business Law News 

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Portland Program students, Sydney Holmes and Jack Mannis are exploring intellectual property law, media law, and entertainment law while developing transactional lawyering skills in their in-house field placement work at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Business Law Alumni
Three recent Oregon Law graduates now work in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington in Tacoma. Suzanne Daigle, JD ‘20, Taylor Jones, JD ’19, and Bryan Williamson, JD ‘19, serve in chambers and in reconfigured courtrooms, collaboratively, yet at a distance.  
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Alum Kyle Smith is the Oregon Field Coordinator for Trout Unlimited, the nation's largest coldwater conservation nonprofit organization. In his role as Field Coordinator, he has been able to connect his passion for environmental conservation, public policy, and nonprofit work. 
LLM student 2020 cohort
This year, Oregon Law welcomed twenty-two students as part of the Master of Laws (LLM) Program. The students come from around the globe hailing from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Korea, Kenya, and Liberia.
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Fall 2020 Business Law Newsletter: The Oregon Law 1L Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for a small group of entering first-year law students to work with a faculty or program advisor who teaches, researches, or works in an area of law in which the student has an interest. 
William K. Knight Law Center
In an ongoing effort to address structural inequalities and counteract institutionalized racism, several faculty at Oregon Law have been researching in the area of “access to justice.” During the 2019-20 academic year alone, law faculty published seven articles on topics related to access to justice, with at least eight more forthcoming in 2020-21.

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