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Business and Transactional Law Center

The Business and Transactional Law Center at Washburn University School of Law prepares students to be effective transactional lawyers able to operate in today's dynamic business law environment. The Center brings together faculty, alumni, business leaders, and government officials to provide Washburn's students with the opportunity to fully develop their professional skills.

Led by a talented and innovative faculty and a distinguished, visionary Board of Advisors, the Center offers programs that enhance students' traditional legal education. Center-sponsored programs include many types of specialized educational and training opportunities designed to teach students the professional skills they must develop to be effective lawyers. Center faculty also serve as advisors to students wishing to obtain one of the four certificates related to the Center.

Three student organizations are affiliated with the Center:

Students in these organizations provide meaningful public service, work closely with faculty and other professionals, and participate in planning and organizing Center events.

The Center also sponsors a Transactional Law Meets Competition Team, which offers students an opportunity to gain transactional drafting and negotiation experience.
Transactional Law Meets Competition

Students participating in Center programs will improve their professional skills and be better prepared to participate in the legal profession. Current and prospective students can learn more about the Center, its activities, benefits, and opportunities by contacting the Center Director, Professor Amy Westbrook at

Washburn University School of Law
Business and Transactional Law Center
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1676

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Amy Deen Westbrook
Director, Business and Transactional Law Center and
Kurt M. Sager Memorial Distinguished Professor of International and Commercial Law

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Oliver Gilmore
2023-2024 Fellow, Business and Transactional Law Center

Oliver Gilmore (he/him) is a second-year law student at Washburn University School of Law. Though originally from Atlanta, GA, he had the opportunity to travel to various locations across the globe through his decade serving in the United States Army. He graduated from American Military University with a BS in Legal Studies. Along with being 2023-2024 Business and Transactional Law Center Fellow, he is also the Treasurer of the Washburn Black Law Students Association and the Assistant Co-Director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic.

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