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Our Committees

Our 50+ practice-specific substantive committees provide access to valuable resources including newsletters, webinars, substantive in-person and virtual meetings, and interactive discussion lists. They also provide members with unique content development and leadership opportunities. Committee members can connect with lawyers in all practice areas from around the world to establish a global network of leading business law professionals.

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Who We Are

The Business Law Section is a global network of over 30,000 business law professionals, practicing every area of business law. Our members are lawyers, judges, legal and business professionals, and law students. Our members practice in large global firms, small boutique firms, fortune 500 companies, small businesses, federal and state courts, government agencies law schools, and more.

Our Awards & Initiatives

The Business Law Section sponsors a collection of awards, initiatives, and fellowships, designed to honor business law professionals, and promote the Section’s mission to further the development and improvement of business law. We recognize outstanding business law professionals with the National Public Service Award and the Jean Allard Glasscutters Award. We also support the work of up-and-coming professionals through the Business Law Fellows program, Diversity Clerkship program, and the Law Student Scholars program.

Our Content

The Business Law Section produces a robust menu of career-enhancing resources. Our articles, programs, and videos are developed by practice area experts and cover all business law practice areas.

Critical Insight

Critical Insight

Our content offers a wide range of legal insight to help you stay up to date on the issues most essential to business lawyers.

In-Depth Analysis

In-Depth Analysis

Our Journal, The Business Lawyer, is among the most cited law journals in the nation and is the preeminent source of legal trends and developments in business law.

Unparalleled Quality

Unparalleled Quality

Our prestigious programs, articles, and newsletters are produced by legal scholars and expert practitioners, providing a comprehensive overview of business law issues.

Our Member Benefits

Business Law Today

Our trusted source of insight on the current issues most critical to business lawyers. With in-depth articles, quick summaries of each month’s key developments by practice area, and checklists and other practical tools, Business Law Today delivers curated, peer-reviewed business law content that will be essential to your practice.

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The Business Lawyer

Our journal is among the most cited law journals in the nation. With peer-reviewed analytical articles, current surveys, and in-depth case analysis, it is the preeminent source of legal trends and developments in business law.

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Membership includes access to 24+ live CLE webinars a year. Stay on top of your game and your credit hours with free monthly CLE developed by practice-area experts. If you can’t attend live, all programs are added to our extensive on-demand CLE library, which includes over 500 programs.

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From practice specific-substantive sessions to CLE developed by thought leaders, emerging trends in your practice area and unparalleled networking events, the Section’s meetings are the place for business law professionals. Attend our Fall and Spring Meetings in-person or virtually and check out our list of committee meetings for opportunities to grow your network and take part in the work covering and shaping the field of business law.

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We publish authoritative, practical, and comprehensive books written by leading experts and working committees. Available at a discount to members, these time-saving resources cover a wide array of business law subject areas.

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Our podcasts offer fascinating discussions and commentaries from legal practitioners and business professionals on an eclectic array of legal topics. Our library of 100+ podcasts focus on the most current issues facing the legal and business professions.

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Our Commitment to Diversity

We enthusiastically embrace and encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in Section membership. A diverse and inclusive membership makes the Section stronger and its work more relevant to the multicultural society in which we live.

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