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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.

Four student organizations are affiliated with the Center:

  • Washburn Business Law Society
  • Intellectual Property Society
  • Real Estate Law Society and
  • Tax and Estate Planning Association.

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

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 or the Center Assistant Director Andrea Boyack at

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

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Photograph: Amy Westbrook.

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

Photograph: Andrea Boyack.

Andrea J. Boyack
Co-Director, Business and Transactional Law Center and
Associate Professor of Law