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, 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.

Alumni Spotlight

Paul Zarnowiecki – Partner and Office Leader at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP

Paul Zarnowiecki – Partner and Office Leader at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP

Paul Zarnowiecki is a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and the leader of Orrick’s 110-lawyer Washington, DC Office. Paul represents renewable energy and energy storage companies as well as the strategic investors and the utilities that have roles in wind, solar, and energy storage projects in both North America and South America.

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Fabian D. Walters, Jr. – Principal at Miles & Stockbridge LLP (Baltimore and DC Offices)

Fabian D. Walters, Jr. – Principal at Miles & Stockbridge LLP (Baltimore and DC Offices)

Fabian D. Walters, Jr. is a principal at Miles & Stockbridge. His practice focuses on corporate law and all aspects of public finance. He has represented a wide range of clients in transportation, health care, technology, real estate, finance, and retail as well as faith-based organizations, political jurisdictions, and state and local entities.

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Jennifer Howard – Associate at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Jennifer Howard – Associate at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Jennifer Howard is a fourth-year associate in the Capital Markets & Investments Group at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP in Washington, D.C. She advises public and private investment companies on capital raising efforts, assists clients on a wide range of public and private transactions, and ensures that clients comply with federal securities laws.

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Featured News & Events

Business Law Program Offers New Cutting-Edge FinTech Course on Virtual Currency

Business Law Program Offers New Cutting-Edge FinTech Course on Virtual Currency

Furthering the Business Law Program's mission of providing cutting-edge course opportunities across emerging business law sectors, associate director of the Business Law Program Professor Jerry Comizio will teach a two-credit Virtual Currency course in the Spring 2021 semester. It will be one of the first law school courses in the country devoted to exploring the emerging legal and regulatory framework governing virtual currency activities.

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Sarah Bloom Raskin, AUWCL Faculty to Discuss Economic and Financial Regulatory Policy in the Era of COVID

Sarah Bloom Raskin, AUWCL Faculty to Discuss Economic and Financial Regulatory Policy in the Era of COVID

On Thursday, Oct. 22, join American University Washington College of Law for an interview on economic and financial regulatory policies with Gov. Sarah Bloom Raskin and AUWCL faculty.

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Practice & Career Trends in Finance, Insurance, and M&A Sectors During COVID-19

Practice & Career Trends in Finance, Insurance, and M&A Sectors During COVID-19

June 17, 2020

This webinar offered a candid and real-time assessment of current trends in the Finance, Insurance, and Business Law sectors, while exploring how students could position their careers to work within the COVID19 headwinds and identify and leverage unanticipated opportunities.

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