• Business Law Institute

    Hamline’s Business Law Institute equips you for the complexities of business law

    In today’s rapidly shifting business and economic landscape, corporate executives rely on lawyers with finely tuned legal acumen and ethical problem-solving skills for guidance on complex matters. Our Business Law Institute (BLI) equips you, as a JD student, to be that trusted advisor by combining our exceptional business law curriculum with practical skills for guiding transactions, orchestrating resolutions to disputes, and navigating regulatory compliance. You are taught by outstanding full-time and affiliated faculty experienced in business law, who, together with our staff and advisory board, make the BLI a respected center for learning for business-minded JD students.

    Want BLI news and event information? Email BLI@hamline.edu. 

    BLI certificates sharpen your skills

    You can gain the knowledge, skills and insight you need to prepare you for a successful business law specialty through our certificates and programs:

    • General Business Law Certificate
    • General Business Law Certificate with Intellectual Property (IP) concentration
    • General Business Law Certificate and International Business Negotiation Certificate (dual certification with the Dispute Resolution Institute)
    • Certificate Bank Compliance


    Standard JD tuition rates apply for BLI certificate courses.

    Apply early in your law school tenure.

    Apply now

    Questions? Contact Donna Rauch (drauch01@hamline.edu).