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, 2014Hamline 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 Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)* Hennepin County Bar Association Ramsey County Bar Association Minnesota Women Lawyers Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers MN American Indian Bar Association NAPABA-MN (Asian-Pacific Bar) MN Lavender Bar Association Student Business Law Association (BLA) - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information *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.