• 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 in Business Law 2015

    Mergers & Acquisitions from a for-profit and a not-for-profit perspective

    • Friday, November 6, 2015, 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
    • Hamline University, St. Paul Campus, Anderson Center
    • More details forthcoming on this website; link to Hot Topics page
    • Law students are free, register online and email Donna (drauch01@hamline.edu) with your lunch choice.

    Register Today

    Events at William Mitchell

    JD Advantage Jobs in Business

    Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 4:30-5:30pm
    Kelley Board Room
    Hear from attorneys working in business and using their law degree in non-traditional ways. Our guest speakers will share with us the paths they traveled from law school to their current positions and how they have utilized their J.D. in the business setting at companies like United Health Group, Regis Corporation and Medtronic. The program will be followed by a short reception where you can meet our guests and ask questions one-on-one. 
    Please RSVP to Meg Daniel (meg.daniel@wmitchell.edu) by Friday, Oct. 30.


    Shark Tank 2015

    Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 5:00-8:00pm
    Room 188

    The students in this Fall’s Start-Up Business Enterprise class will once again be pitching their businesses to a panel of venture capitalists in their very own Shark Tank.  Cheer on our budding student entrepreneurs as they take their ideas to the Shark Tank!  

    Please RSVP to Meg Daniel (meg.daniel@wmitchell.edu) by Friday, Nov. 6.




    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. 

    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.