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, and 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, network with employers and alumni, and participate in the business-related arbitration and securities moots. The BLP is large and vibrant and is always looking for and developing new opportunities. The Advisory Council on Business Law ensures that the BLP remains forward-looking, innovative, and remains connected to major networks in private practice, the corporate world, and government.

To learn more about what the Business Law Program has to offer, watch our virtual Business Law Orientation here.

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Shannon Reaves - Partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Shannon Reaves - Partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Shannon Reaves is a Partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Reaves centers his practice in the areas of cross-border transaction reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), industrial security, including Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) mitigation matters before the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy, and export control compliance.

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Rishi R. Gupta - Associate at Covington & Burling LLP

Rishi R. Gupta - Associate at Covington & Burling LLP

Rishi R. Gupta is an Associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gupta practices in the areas of international trade policy, trade remedies, customs, and appellate litigation, and he handles matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and several federal courts.

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Jenna Godfrey - Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates LLP

Jenna Godfrey - Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates LLP

Jenna Godfrey is an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates LLP in its Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Godfrey practices in the areas of capital markets, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and securities matters.

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