Lowell Milken Institute

The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law stands at the forefront of innovation and excellence in business law education.  The Institute prepares students for outstanding careers in business law practice and other leadership opportunities, while serving as a hub of research and strategy for practitioners, scholars and experts across a variety of disciplines.  It commands a rich array of resources, including those that emanate from a great global campus,  a distinguished faculty, outstanding students, a world-class curriculum enhanced by clinical and transactional skills training, and the impressive legal and business community of Los Angeles and California. 

The Lowell Milken Institute seeks  to set the agenda for research, policy reform and teaching in the area of business law and policy.  Our focus is to build upon the already excellent business law and policy program to achieve new standards in the field.

In all of its initiatives, the Lowell Milken Institute is guided by several core principles.  Most fundamentally, the Institute treats law as an integral part of business activity, especially in an entrepreneurial economy.  Business law and policy decisions play a key role in determining whether and where jobs will be created, whether and where new businesses will be started, and whether our economy will prosper in a global environment.  To succeed in an increasingly complex business and legal environment, business lawyers must have a deep understanding of the clients they serve and the economic settings in which these clients operate.  The complex forces that shape an entrepreneurial economy demand that the field of business law and policy transcends disciplinary boundaries to capitalize on the insights of economists, sociologists, historians, psychologists, and business analysts.  To achieve a lasting impact, the Institute bridges the divides among academic disciplines and between the academy and practice, using creative partnerships to shape the future of business law and policy.

To learn more about the Lowell Milken Institute, please visit www.lowellmilkeninstitute.law.ucla.edu.






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