BLS Event: Law & Startups

LawStartupsOn April 19th, the Business Law Society successfully held our inaugural event, Law and Startups, with special invitations to the Law School and School of Management while remaining open to the general public. The panel discussion was well-attended and concluded with positive reviews. Our panel consisted of four BU Law alumni including Tedd Lustig (’94), a partner Seyfarth Shaw; and Mick Bain (’93), Wendell Taylor (’95), and Mike LaCascia (’90), partners at WilmerHale. Our panelists discussed wearing multiple hats as legal counselors and business advisers to a full range of startup, emerging, and public company clients. The panelists shared their thoughts on clean tech, Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, the future of shared space, the importance of IP, awareness of “what do you own and who owns you,” the future and relevance of Crowd Funding with the JOBS Act, and other changes in the startup ecosystem. Thank you for all those who supported our event by attending and spreading the word. Please feel free to reach out to Nathan or DJ with any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Transactional Law Meet Competition

Andrew Flippo and Megan Foscaldi, both second-year law students at BU Law, will be competing for the National Championship Title of the Transactional Law Meet (http://transactionalmeet.lawmeets.com/about) competition on March 29th and 30th at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Read More »

A Relevant Response

The New York Times recently  criticized the current state of legal education for promoting irrelevant scholarship to the detriment of practical skills. Boston University School of Law has long offered its students a robust menu of courses in corporate and transactional law, and the Administration has been quick to respond to growing demand from two constituent groups: students seeking practical transactional training and employers seeking graduates with deal-based skills. The Law School launched a three-semester Transactional Program in the fall of 2011 that puts students into seminar-sized classes to work through the fundamentals of contract drafting and to learn how to add value to business deals. Read More »

Welcome to the Business Law Society Website

The Business Law Society provides students with the opportunity to pursue their interest in business law beyond the classroom. We host networking and speaking events aimed at bringing successful professionals to the Law School. We seek out opportunities to provide basic business law services in the community. We promote interaction and networking between various student groups and schools.

On our website, you can find more information about Business Law related courses and programs at BU Law, latest news on Business Law, and also blog articles about Business Law.