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Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration

Business and Entrepreneurship Law Program

The Business and Entrepreneurship Law Concentration was developed to establish a community of students, law and business faculty, adjunct faculty and members of the legal and business world who think seriously about what lawyers do in the business setting.

Let's Get Down to Business.

Using real world problems, simulation and role playing, students learn by doing; the result is a mastery of the doctrine of business law, an appreciation for practice and the expertise required to "add value" in the transactional setting.

Aside from core courses like Business Organizations, the concentration offers a series of upper-level elective courses that reflect our unique focus on entrepreneurship and technology. These classes include Private Equity & Venture Capital Law, E-Commerce Law, Transactional Lawyering and various intellectual property courses. To augment the concentration curriculum, our students also have the opportunity to take courses offered at the LeBow College of Business.


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Real Business Professionals.

The core curriculum is taught primarily by full-time members of the faculty, including Program Director Karl Okamoto. Various practicing experts serve as adjunct faculty, bringing to the law school deep expertise and a commitment to educating the newest members of the bar.

Members of the business law community also serve as members of the program's board of advisors, providing guidance in the development of the concentration and its programs.

Concentration Faculty

Concentration Advisors

Professor Karl S. Okamoto

Karl S. Okamoto

Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Law Program

Professor Okamoto has experience in business law as both an attorney and an entrepreneur. He was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and Dechert, LLP, before working as a consultant for Soros Fund Management and becoming senior managing director for Atticus Capital, LLC. Professor Okamoto currently serves on the board of Cosi Inc.


Phone: 215.571.4761

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