Interested in pursuing a career that combines both business and law? Hamline
University School of Law’s new Business Law Institute may be a good fit. The
Institute offers a certificate program on business law, open to Hamline law students.
The certificate program balances experiential learning and
ethical problem-solving with key subjects relevant to business. Drawing from
practical, experiential learning opportunities, collaborations, and strong
core business law curriculum already in place at Hamline School of Law, the new
institute will better equip students with the skills they need to guide
transactions and navigate solutions to disputes.
“In the real world, entrepreneurs need not
only sound legal advice, but they need good business advice. They want not
only the iron-clad contract, but they want to know if they’re going to make
money on the deal,” Hamline School of Law Dean Donald Lewis said. “And, the
purpose of our Business Law Institute is to provide not only the legal
training, but the management skills and the finance skills to make our students
sound business advisors.”
Students in the program will also have the opportunity to
collaborate with the local business community and with students at Hamline
University’s School of Business.
"We want to provide students with
grounding in course work, practical experience, ethics, and an understanding of
accounting and business that will allow our graduates to have an edge in the
work world,” said Director of the Business Law Institute Ann Graham. “We have a
strong focus on ethical corporate governance. Our goal is to create a credential
for Hamline law students that will allow them to graduate as capable, ethical
Hamline School of Law has a proven track record in developing
internationally recognized institutes that distinguish Hamline students. Hamline School of Law’s Dispute Resolution
Institute is ranked second in the nation among programs of its kind, and its
Health Law Institute is already ranked within the top 20 programs
nationwide—just a few years after its inception.
The Business Law Institute is hosting a symposium on October 3, 2011 entitled, "Reforming the Mortgage Market." Several national and local banking and mortgage experts will be presenting at the event. Advance registration is required.
Learn about admission to the Hamline School of Law.