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Business Law and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs and innovators need lawyers to organize enterprises, negotiate transactions, and protect intellectual property. The Business Law and Entrepreneurship (BLE) Emphasis provides a structured set of courses, faculty mentorship, and practical skills opportunities for students who wish to develop substantive knowledge and practical experience in this area. Students who elect to pursue the BLE Emphasis take a common core of required courses and then choose to follow one of three substantive tracks within the Emphasis:

  • The Commercial Law track is designed for students to focus their studies on the various laws that govern commercial transactions. 
  • The Enterprise Organization track is designed for students to focus their studies on the legal issues surrounding the formation, operation, and governance of businesses.
  • The Intellectual Property and Technology Law track is designed for students to focus their studies on the legal issues surrounding the protection of intellectual property and the management of intellectual property rights.

For more information about the BLE Emphasis, see the requirements document on the right or contact Professor Bridy, Professor Couture, or Associate Dean Satz.