The role of the business lawyer has evolved beyond the formation of business entities and the litigation of commercial disputes. An effective business lawyer adds value to a transaction by understanding and achieving the client’s business goals. Today, the rapidly shifting business and economic landscape demands support from professionals with finely tuned legal acumen as well as a practical understanding of the business world. And that’s where Hamline’s Business Law Institute (BLI) comes in.
BLI draws from the exceptional core business law curriculum that has long been a fixture within Hamline Law and better equips our students with the skills they need as they guide transactions and navigate solutions to disputes. The institute balances experiential learning and ethical problem-solving with key subjects relevant to business. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with the local business community as well as students at Hamline’s School of Business. The result is well-connected lawyers who are prepared for the realities of business law practice.
BLI was founded by Founding Director Ann Graham, who is a nationally recognized expert in banking law and author of Banking Law Prof Blog.
To receive BLI news and event information send an email to BLI@hamline.edu.
The BLI hosted Hot Topics in Business Law on Friday, September 27, 2013. Panels of local practitioners presented hot topics of the day in the areas of Corporate Governance, Employment, Financial Services, Intellectual Property and Tax law. The keynote speaker at lunchtime was Susan Hackett of Legal Executive Leadership. The Minnesota State Bar Association Corporate Council Section sponsored the lunch. Check out the schedule for the day. Click here for panelist and moderator biographies. MN CLE Event Code: 183288.
Hamline's Business Law Institute hosted "Reforming the Secondary Mortgage Market," a symposium that drew national experts to Hamline to consider cutting-edge research and reform proposals from divergent perspectives on Oct. 3, 2011. The keynote speaker was Gary H. Stern, former President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank and current member of the FDIC Systemic Risk Advisory Committee.
Other presenters and panelists included representatives from the trade association for the nation’s 100 largest U.S. financial services companies, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, a former staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, and law professors from George Washington University, Catholic University, Brooklyn Law School, University of Colorado, University of Illinois, Loyola University Chicago, University of Tennessee, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Albany Law School, and St. John’s University.
Read more: BLI Symposium "Reforming the Secondary Mortgage Market"
February 18, 12:00-12:40: Corporate Law Panel sponsored by BLA
February 18, 12:00-1:30: LES MN chapter meeting, A Fresh Perspective on an Early Open Innovation Journey.
February 20, 12:00-12:40: BLI certificate information session in room 103.
EVENT CANCELED! February 25, 11:45-12:40: Bank Compliance career panel - professionals from bank regulatory agencies will talk about careers in bank compliance
April 3 - IP Reception at Gray Plant Mooty
April 22, 11:30-12:30: Careers in Compliance and Regulation - Discussion with professionals from US Bank, Ameriprise Financial.
THE NEW WORLD OF "OPEN INNOVATION"- WHAT DOES IT MEAN, (HOW) DOES IT WORK, AND SHOULD YOUR CLIENT BE TRYING IT? This presentation was led and moderated by Hamline University School of Law adjunct faculty Phil Goldman and Andrew Pulkrabek. Panelists from General Mills, Medtronic, Cargill and Ecolab provided perspective on how their respective companies work collaboratively to achieve desired results. MN CLE Event: 185938 approved for 1 standard credit.
Jill BarcliftBLI DirectorProfessor of LawPhone: 651-523-2357
Donna RauchBLI Program ManagerPhone: 651-523-2535235 East Hall
Office Hours Mondays: 1 to 2:30 p.m.Tuesdays: 11 to 12 p.m.Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.or by appointment in the Dean's Suite, Room 106
BLI Founding Director Ann Graham is a nationally recognized expert in banking law and the author of Banking Law Prof Blog.
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