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Law, Business & Entrepreneurship Concentration Track

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Program Requirements

GENERAL

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The LBE Concentration track is designed to provide students a basis for achieving professional excellence either as counselors, litigators or business principals in the dynamic settings where business and law practice meet. The program leverages the depth of the law school's full-time faculty in the business law area, while also providing students access to practitioners who have attained extraordinary levels of achievement in law practice in the Seattle metropolitan area.

The core curriculum, illustrated below, ensures that students will have a sound, durable foundation. The requirement of at least three electives ensures that students will build breadth and diversity into their curriculum. The program is especially rich in courses elucidating lawyers' role in start-up businesses, but many sub-specialties relevant to transactional corporate practice and business counseling, as well as securities and commercial litigation can be built from the offerings. The flexibility in the program's curricular structure is complemented by the program's commitment to varied kinds of instruction, including experiential learning through clinics and externships, drafting and skills courses, and seminars where law students will be learning alongside business school or public affairs students.

In addition to becoming entrepreneurs in establishing their own legal practice or businesses, graduates will be well situated to flourish in small or large firm transactional practice or litigation, as in-house corporate counsel, as attorneys for public or private financial services firms or advisors to start-ups, family businesses, and also in nonprofit enterprises.

To satisfy their elective requirements, students may also enroll in courses offered by the Foster School of Business, or other business-related courses approved by a faculty advisor.

Note that not all courses will be available each year.

WRITING REQUIREMENT

At least one of the following experiential/drafting courses:

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  1. All of the following foundational courses:
  2. At least three (3) elective courses in any combination from the subject areas below:

    Business Law and Taxation

    Commercial, Trade and Real Property Transactions

    Intellectual Property

    Compensation of Employees and Employment Law

    Other Courses

    • Other tax, IP, or business related courses as approved by faculty advisor. Each course of this kind must be approved for credit toward the concentration track by a faculty advisor for this concentration track.
    • Courses offered by the Foster School of Business, especially ENTRE courses counting towards the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate program. Each course of this kind must be approved for credit toward the concentration track by a faculty advisor for this concentration track.

Last updated 7/30/2013