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Upcoming Events

FIND A MENTOR, MEET A MENTOR: September 24, 2015

Getting a job is a lot easier if you have a mentor or mentors to guide you.  Don’t have one yet?  Get one.  Sign up here for this event to meet experienced people who can help.  Bring your resume and discuss your career goals with mentors who have been through it all and who can give you useful advice and help you formulate a job-seeking plan.  This is a great way to prepare for the externship fair a week later.  Talk about how introduce yourself, network, and make an impression on the employers who will be at the fair. The event is at 4:30 in room 600. Register HERE.

EXTERNSHIP FAIR: October 2, 2015



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We are publishing externship/internship opportunities, networking events, and other useful programs through the Business Law listserv. Sign up HERE. It's where all the cool people are...

Business Law Program

The Business Law Program at the American University Washington College of Law includes an extensive curriculum, a number of student organizations, countless events throughout the year, as well as a full scholarly program. With over 150 different course offerings in business law and related fields, covering topics from antitrust to Regulation Z and everything in between, the curriculum aims to offer every course relevant to practicing business law, domestically and internationally, in the twenty-first century. Experiential learning in clinics and externships, both on the transactional and the litigation sides of practice, give students what they need to develop and mature as budding lawyers. Outside the classroom, students can compete in transactional and negotiation meets, can network with employers and alumni, and can participate in the business-related arbitration and securities moots. The BLP is large and vibrant and is always looking for and developing new opportunities.


Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar of the SEC discusses
securities regulation with students during a specialevent
at American University Washington College of Law












A Conversation with Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar visited WCLfor a conversation with students about securities regulation and particularly about current activities at the SEC. He spoke about the ongoing work at the SEC on the Dodd-Frank Act, the regulations that have promulgated so far, and the process that is still to come.  Many students and members of the public were interested in the differing treatment of securities and derivatives, and his comments in therelaxed question-and-answer style format addressed the differing jurisdiction of and the necessity for coordination between the SEC and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. 


Steven Shapiro, Michael Stevens, Jane Lafranchi, Jay Forester,

David Sherwyn, and Peter G. Fisher at the Business Law Review Symposium.

American University Business Law Review Symposium:  Where Business, Employment, and the Hospitality Industry Intersect

The 2015 Business Law Review annual symposium, hosted by Arent Fox LLP, focused on the role of labor and employment law in today’s hospitality industry and also featured a discussion on hotel development agencies, branding and logo usage under hotel licensing agreements, third party ownership agreements, and the potential exposure to liability under agency law. The symposium offered an opportunity for practitioners, students and faculty to explore issues in a burgeoning practice area.



Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Student competitors - 2015 Vis International Commercial Arbitration moot in Hong Kong.



Centers, Programs & Societies

Business Law Review
Business Law Society
Center on International Commercial Arbitration
International Legal Studies Program
International Trade & Investment Law Society
IP Brief  
IP Society
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property(PIJIP)
Society for Dispute Resolution