Business Law Program Practical Experience

Through hands-on experience, students gain the skills to help business law keep pace with and anticipate change across many disciplines.


Work with real people in real situations.

Business Law Clinic

Housed at the law school, the Business Law Clinic provides students with opportunities to assist in representing business clients in a simulated law firm environment. Through intensive training under direct supervision by clinic attorneys, the clinic teaches students the skills necessary to practice transactional law.

In the course of a semester, each clinic student assists in representing one or more business clients. Clinic students are responsible for all aspects of the representation from the initial meeting with the client to the final meeting in which the students present and explain the legal work performed. Types of legal work performed at the clinic include forming business entities, reviewing and drafting contracts for the sale of services or products, and advising on laws affecting various types of businesses.

For questions, contact Mindy Wittkop.

Nonprofit Clinic

The Nonprofit Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic that brings students within the School of Law, the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, the Lundquist College of Business, and the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program together at the law school to serve the Oregon nonprofit community.

Students conduct a governance assessment of several nonprofit organizations, draft an assessment report, and present their findings and recommendations to their organizational clients. Students work in highly supported interdisciplinary teams and have an opportunity to conduct interviews, review documents, hone their writing, plan and facilitate meetings and learn about organizational functioning and dynamics.

For questions, contact Roy Catalani.

Field Placements

Field Placements offer students opportunities to pursue unique and specialized practical experiences in legal service organizations.

They are an essential part of your Oregon Law education—where you get real-world experience and practical skills useful in your career.

Reach out to the Center for Career Planning and Professional Development to learn about field placement opportunities.