Business and Finance Law Programs & Opportunities

The Falk Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship (FAME)

FAME was launched as an initiative to equip lawyers to take on entrepreneurial opportunities. The program's goal is to emphasize experiential learning by exposing students to hands-on entrepreneurial activity both in the classroom and in the start-up world.

New York Business and Finance Law Summer Program

Each summer, a Business and Finance Law workshop takes place in New York City from late May through mid-July. The workshops provide GW students interning in New York with exposure to the practical skills they will need to succeed in practicing corporate law. Learn more information about the summer workshop.

Manuel Cohen Lecture

The Manuel F. Cohen Memorial Lectureship was created by the friends and colleagues of Manny Cohen, and was established at GW Law in 1979. This endowed lecture serves as a living memory to Cohen, a leader in the field of securities law, a dedicated public servant, former chairman of the SEC, a legal scholar, and a teacher at the Law School for nearly two decades. The memorial lectures have been presented by notable figures including, in recent years, David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of The Carlyle Group; and Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation.

Field Placement

The Field Placement Program provides students with the opportunity to work closely with judges or practicing lawyers as legal externs in governmental, judicial and non-profit organizations while earning academic credit. The program is designed to enhance the educational experience of its students through exposure to the actual practice of law.