Students and alumni can participate in many activities, as well as numerous programs, social events, and networking opportunities throughout the year.
Business Law Program Orientation
Interested in an area of business law? Come out and discover the many opportunities available for you at the Washington College of Law. Faculty members will offer information on courses, clinics, externships/internships, dual-degree programs, organizations, and other resources at WCL.
Business Law Program Career Panel
An opportunity for students to learn about the realities of business law practice from panelists representing diverse backgrounds. Panelists discuss careers in business law and help students identify the practical challenges of pursuing a career in this broad field.
Business Law Curriculum Panel
Held each autumn, this panel discusses business law courses offered in the spring, recommended courses for students interested in business law, and required courses needed to advance to other business law courses. Professors and students will discuss different classes. This plan is also meant to address questions regarding the upcoming registration.
Careers in Business Law: Antitrust & Regulation
Accomplished practitioners representing the Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of Justice, Howrey LLP, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation share their conceptions about antitrust law, how they broke into the field, and what their practices entailed. This event was co-hosted by the Business Law Society as part of its Business Law Awareness week.
Pathways to Employment in International Law
The Office of Career & Professional Development and the ABA Section of International Law hosts several WCL alumni in the international law community. They advise JD and LLM students on how to succeed in international practice. The event highlights careers involving international business transactions.
Pension & Employment Benefit Law
This annual roundtable, moderated by Professors Abramowitz and Pike, centered on current trends in employee benefit law and careers in the field. Past panelists include: attorneys from Stephoe & Johnson, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, the United States Department of Labor, and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, among others.
Enhancing your Career by Writing on Emerging Issues in Business Law
Professor Walter Effross leads a panel advising students in producing scholarly pieces to establish or build an area of expertise. Adeen Postar, Deputy Director of the Pence Law Library, offers practical research tips, and 3L Editor in Chief of the Business Law Review shares experiences writing and publishing a comment on a business topic.
Featured Events & Webcasts
Who Will Bail Out Africa? The Global Financial Crisis's Effect on the Development of Sub-Saharan Africa
- Opening Remarks / Presentation-Understanding the Global Financial Crisis: Causes and Challenges (01:15:36)
- Panel Discussion-The Path to Africa's Economic Recovery (01:15:36)
- Keynote Discussion-Helping Africa Go Green: Reexamining International Commitments Under the Kyoto Protocol and the 2009 Copenhagen Summit (00:58:41)
- Lecture-Achieving Growth Under the UN Millennium Development Goals / Concluding Remarks (00:28:08)
Current Trends of Investment Arbitration in Latin America and Annulment Proceedings
The Changing Business Landscape: Business Law Brief Inaugural Symposium:
- Welcome and Introduction / Keynote Speech (00:42:01)
- Panel One: Intellectual Property Rights -- a review of the changes to enforcement patterns and practices (01:13:25)
- Panel Two: International Trade -- an overview of current trends in trade flows, negotiations, and enforcement (01:06:09)
- Keynote Speech (00:48:53)
- Panel Three: Private Equity -- a discussion of the recession's impact on investment and predictions for the future (01:00:52)
VI Symposium On International Trade
- Welcoming Remarks / Panel I: Trade Barriers: Current Situation and Perspectives for 2011 and Beyond (01:15:47)
- Panel II: Preferential Trade Agreements: Current Situation and Perspectives for 2011 and Beyond (00:56:31)
- Panel III: Climate Change and Trade: Current Situation and Perspectives for 2011 and Beyond / Closing Remarks (01:12:12)
- Luncheon / Keynote Address (00:27:24)
E-Verify & Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting (01:43:18)