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Student Opportunities

We encourage students 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.

 Licensing Executive Society (LES) monthly meetings will be at the Hamline West campus.  Please see LES website for registration.

April 3, 2014, 4:30 to 6:00 pm - Intellectual Property Reception at Gray Plant Mooty

April 14, 2014 - Banking Law Institute (MN CLE)

April 22, 2014, 11:20 to 12:40 pm - Bank Compliance and Regulatory Agency panel, Law 200

April 24, 2014, 5:00 to 6:00 pm - Use of ADR in Business Practice for In-House Lawyers, Anderson 112.  Put on by the Corporate Counsel Section of the MSBA and co-hosted by BLI and DRI.  Register on the MSBA website.

May 5-6, 2014 - Business Law Institute (MN CLE)

Events & Extra-Curricular Activities

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Hennepin County Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association host CLE and networking events with free or reduced-cost admittance for law students. Any event sponsored by the MSBA Business Law Section qualifies as an Extra-Curricular Activity for Business Law Certificate students. MSBA also distributes a monthly law student email that includes information about upcoming events. Email Nicole Battles, Membership Outreach Manager, to join the list.

Many minority bar associations have a parallel student chapter that works with them. Learn more about them by talking with our faculty and student groups:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to build experience for your resume. Below are some non-profit organizations that are regularly looking for volunteers:

  • 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.

BLA Student Business Law Association

The Business Law Association (BLA) is a student organization that provides a platform for students to explore their interest in business law through discussion and networking with business professionals. To learn more about BLA and find out how to join, please email