Lowell Milken Institute at UCLA School of Law

Established in 2011, the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy stands at the forefront of innovation and excellence in business law education in the Los Angeles area as well as nationally and internationally.  The Institute serves students, faculty and the greater community by drawing on the highest levels of scholarship and real-world experience, promoting new and innovative initiatives, providing financial support for students and supporting core academic programs to advance UCLA School of Law’s strength in research and teaching.

The Lowell Milken Institute is influencing the field of business law and policy through innovative research, world-class policy analysis and sophisticated training. This academic core prepares students to become leaders in an entrepreneurial economy.  The Institute facilitates sustained dialogue with policymakers and practitioners to leave a lasting impact on the larger legal and business communities, as well as developing thought leaders across a broad spectrum of disciplines to reach a broad audience and to have a transformative impact through our conferences, publications, programs and teaching innovations.

The Lowell Milken Institute is among the most distinguished programs of its kind in Los Angeles, the nation and the world.  It commands a rich array of resources, including a top-notch management team, stellar advisory board and distinguished affiliated faculty experts in bankruptcy, corporate law, corporate governance, intellectual property, international business transactions, real estate, securities regulation and tax, plus outstanding students, a great global campus and the impressive law and business community in Los Angeles.

By setting new standards in business law education, the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy prepares students for outstanding careers and leadership in business, the non-profit sector and philanthropy. The Institute simultaneously serves as a dynamic hub of research and strategy for practitioners, scholars and experts across a variety of disciplines. A keen emphasis on innovative research at the intersection of law and business is supported by a widely recognized business law faculty, a unique blend of policy and practice courses designed to prepare students for diverse opportunities in the new economy, and a relevant slate of conferences and scholarly events that further solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing challenges.

Three UCLA School of Law students, Jeffrey Brandt ’16, Christine M. Ristow ’17 and Matthew J. Weber ’16, were named national champions in the Seventh Annual Transactional LawMeet®. The final round of the national negotiation competition was held on April 1st in New York, and hosted by the law office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. The students worked as a team to draft a transactional agreement and negotiate the merger of two emerging technology companies. A total of 84 teams participated in the regional competition, with 14 teams selected to compete live in the national rounds.

To learn more about the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, visit its official website.