Concentrations: Green Business Law

Sustainable business practices are gaining relevance fast as more and more businesses evaluate their environmental impact. Oregon Law’s Green Business Law concentration prepares students to enter this emerging field by immersing them in a rich, interdisciplinary curriculum. Students interested in the environment and natural resources law should also consider concurrently pursuing an Environmental Law concentration to complement their legal education.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, a student must satisfactorily complete all of the following courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Associations
  • Securities Regulations

A successful candidate must also satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Environment and Pollution
  • Natural Resources Law

In addition, a successful candidate will satisfactorily complete two of the following courses:

  • Climate Change in International Law
  • Comparative Environmental Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Justice
  • Green Building and Construction Law
  • Hazardous Waste
  • International Environmental Law
  • Regulated Energy Utility Law
  • Renewable Energy Law
  • Water Law

A successful candidate will also satisfactorily complete two of the following courses:

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Advanced Business Associations
  • Business Law Clinic
  • Business Planning
  • Cap and Trade Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Sustainable Tax and Business Practices
  • Tax Policy

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, a student must satisfactorily complete an appropriate paper, clinic, externship, business plan, integrative project, or substantially equivalent work.  All work must be approved by a faculty member.