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, gives 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.

INSIDER INFORMATION... some quick and dirty tips

Go to the ABA Business Law Section Fall Meeting in November. When students attended the last section meeting in September, they wound up sitting around a table having coffee with the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Featured News & Events

A Conversation with Stephen Gardner on the Global Practice of Business Law

A Conversation with Stephen Gardner on the Global Practice of Business Law

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Mr. Stephen Gardner ('91) joined students for lunch and a conversation on the global practice of business law. Mr. Gardner is an alumnus of the Washington College of Law and is the current Chief Counsel for the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Demonstrating How Business Law and Community Services Go Hand in Hand

Demonstrating How Business Law and Community Services Go Hand in Hand

Jason Schwartz ’09 was drawn to law school out of an interest in analytical thinking and a quest for job security after graduating as an English major at NYU in ’05. Ten years into his practice as a tax attorney in Cadwalader’s Washington, D.C office, Schwartz distills complex language into advice for clients. He recently received one of the best compliments a tax lawyer could get after publishing a practice portfolio on the taxation of collateralized loan obligations.

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Students Learn Business Basics at Annual AUWCL Bootcamp

Students Learn Business Basics at Annual AUWCL Bootcamp

Students new to the world of business took a deep dive into financial fundamentals during American University’s third annual Business Basics Bootcamp, held Jan. 6-7, 2020. The two-day bootcamp, presented by the Business Law Program, introduced 1L, 2L, and 3L students to essential business concepts and skills, including interpreting financial statements, distinguishing amongst a variety of business entities, and understanding financing for business ventures.

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AU Business Law Review Hosts Women in Business Law Leadership Conference

AU Business Law Review Hosts Women in Business Law Leadership Conference

On Tuesday, May 7, the American University Business Law Review presented its inaugural Women in Business Law Leadership Conference.

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