• Events & Extra-Curricular Activities

    Expand your perspective and your network

    We encourage you to explore business law topics, network with business law professionals, and connect with other students interested in business law through organizations both on and off campus.

    BLI-sponsored events

    Hot Topics 2014

    Friday, October 3, 2014
    Hamline University, St. Paul Campus, Anderson Center

    Panels include:

    • Negotiating contract issues for in-house counsel
    • Compliance and privilege for in-house counsel
    • Protecting privilege when the government is at the door
    • Employment: Unconscious bias and discrimination
    • IP - data privacy

    Registration opens mid-August.

    Networking Events

    Networking events are a great way to connect with lawyers and build your professional relationships.

    Networking Event Hosts

    *Any event sponsored by the MSBA Business Law Section qualifies as an Extra-Curricular Activity meeting BLI certificate requirements. MSBA also distributes a monthly law student email that includes information about upcoming events. Email Nicole Battles, MSBA's membership outreach manager, to join the list.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteering with a nonprofit such as those below is a great way to build your resume.

    • AccountAbility Minnesota provides tax and financial services for those in need.
    • HOME Line is a tenant advocacy organization.
    • Project Homeless Connect: the Minneapolis chapter holds one-day events at the Minneapolis Convention Center to connect the homeless with multiple services.
    • ProJustice MN is a source for meeting aspirational pro bono hours (and practical experience) that also provides networking opportunities and CLEs.