Business & Finance Law HERO

Business & Finance Law Program

Last decade's financial crisis has spurred the emergence of Washington, DC as one of the world’s major centers of finance and law and made the study of business and finance law more important than ever before. GW Law offers an integrated and intensive program for the study of the laws governing economic and financial markets and institutions, as well as corporate law, commercial law, tax law, bankruptcy law, accounting law and the laws governing U.S. and international business transactions.

The business and finance curriculum at GW Law is both rich and diverse, including both basic and advanced courses, allowing students to design a curriculum suiting their own interests and career plans.

In addition to GW Law's location in Washington, DC and world-renowned faculty supporting strong ties to the capital's many governmental, regulatory, and non-profit institutions of importance to business and finance, the Business and Finance Law Program maintains close contact with the large and active community of GW Law alumni in business and finance legal practice in New York, and conducts regular activities in New York, including our flagship GW in New York residential program for select JD students.

Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell and Chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Christopher Giancarlo

Event Highlights

The Business and Finance Law Program organizes an active schedule of outside speakers on a wide range of topics. Three of the major areas of emphasis connecting recent events have been global financial stability, innovation and entrepreneurship, and business leadership and judgment.

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Upcoming Events

Faculty in the News

"How Trump May Finally Kill the WTO"

December 09, 2019

Steve Charnovitz is quoted by Foreign Policy on how the US is waging a battle with the WTO over the fate of the Appellate Body.

"This Man May Be Big Tech’s Biggest Threat"

December 08, 2019

William E. Kovacic is quoted by The New York Times on how the House's investigation into Big Tech could improve antitrust enforcement.

"Federal Labor Board Used Flawed Data to Back Union Election Rule"

December 05, 2019

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg Law on how data on union election rules shows incompetence from the National Labor Relations Board.