Professor Jill Barclift has been named the interim director of Hamline Law's Business Law Institute, effective immediately and through at least June 2014. Read more: Barclift to lead BLI
SAVE THE DATE: Due to the overwhelming success of Hot Topics in Business Law last October, the BLI will host Hot Topics in Business Law again this fall, September 27, 2013. Further information will be posted here as it is available.
See what was hot for financial services, employment, IP, corporate governance and tax law! BLI hosted its fall symposium entitled, “Hot Topics in Business Law,” on October 1, 2012.
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.
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"
Summer Course Offering: Business Law: Summer Reading ListJune 17-26, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
April 16: HCBA Business and Securities Law Section CLE on Training Future Business LawyersNoon to 1:00 p.m. at the Hennepin County Bar Association. Speakers include our own Professor Barclift!
April 17: MSBA Corporate Counsel Section CLE, "Liability Issues for Corporate Counsel"3 p.m. in Anderson 111/112
Miggie Cramblit, JD '80, is an enthusiastic member of the BLI Advisory Board. “I am pleased to be on the Business Law Institute Advisory Board in its formative years. The BLI certificate requirements provide students a unique blend of ethics, academic rigor and practical experience to prepare for representing business clients. Having spent most of my career working in corporate law departments, serving on the advisory board will allow me to use my experiences to help shape the program for students.” Cramblit is general counsel for Midwest Reliability Organization, one of eight regional entities charged with enforcing federal electric reliability standards.
Jill BarcliftBLI Interim DirectorProfessor of LawPhone: 651-523-2357
Donna RauchBLI Program ManagerPhone: 651-523-2535235 East Hall
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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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