The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy is one of the premier programs of its kind in the nation and the world. It commands a rich array of resources, including a distinguished faculty, outstanding students, a great global campus and the impressive law and business community in Los Angeles. The institute is setting the agenda for research, policy reform and teaching in the area of business law and policy.
In all of its programs and activities, the institute is guided by several core principles. Most fundamentally, the institute treats law as an integral part of an entrepreneurial economy. The structure, stability and predictability of the legal environment for the conduct of business and finance and the balancing of commercial incentives and policy considerations play a key role in determining whether jobs will be created, whether new businesses will be started and prosper and whether our fiscal future will be bright. To ensure a healthy relationship between law and entrepreneurialism, business lawyers must have a deep understanding of the clients they serve and the economic environments in which these clients operate. Because of the complex forces that shape an entrepreneurial economy, the field of business law and policy must transcend disciplinary boundaries to capitalize on the insights of economists, sociologists, historians, psychologists and business analysts. To achieve a lasting impact, the Lowell Milken Institute bridges the divide between the academy and practice, using creative partnerships, innovative teaching and vibrant debate to shape the future of business law and policy.