Genave King Rogers Business Law Center

The Business Law Center allows business students to study business law at a much higher level than is typically the case.

cba teacherThe Genave King Rogers Business Law Center is a nationally and internationally recognized resource unique to the University of Tulsa. Named for Genave Rogers, who in 1938, was the first woman to graduate from the University of Tulsa Business College, the Genave King Rogers Business Law Center provides resources enabling the Collins College of Business to offer world-class business law educational opportunities singular to the University of Tulsa.

Through the Center’s working relationships with the University of Tulsa, Boesche Legal Clinic and the Family Owned Business Institute, business law students have the opportunity to work with members of the business community on real projects of actual value to the businesses, thereby enhancing the students’ education while expanding their networking opportunities as well.

Each year, top business law students are selected to travel, all expenses paid by the Center, with the Director of the Center to attend the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association conference, giving students the experience of attending professional meetings and making important contacts within the ABA.

Business Law students have the opportunity to take International Business Law, which includes a ten-day international trip, the cost of which is largely underwritten by the Center, to give students a truly global educational experience.

Each year, at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, an outstanding undergraduate research paper is recognized. An award for the student author has been established in the name of Genave Rogers and the University of Tulsa. The award includes a monetary gift along with a commemorative plaque. The competition is open to students nation-wide, and TU Business Law students are mentored in order to be highly competitive.

The Genave King Rogers Business Law Center promotes the Business Law Specialization under the Management Degree program within the Collins College of Business. This degree is selected by two types of students. First are the students who plan to go into business upon graduation, and recognize that whether they are running their own businesses or working for someone else, every business decision they make must comply with the legal system. Thus, they want as much business law education as possible, which also makes them attractive candidates to employers seeking employees who are knowledgeable about avoiding legal liability. Second are students who are planning to go to law school and want a business undergraduate degree. This is a smart choice due to the fact that if they ultimately open their own law firm, they will be running a business, a process not taught in law school. Further, many of their future clients will be businesses, and they will need to thoroughly understand business in order to successfully advise and represent their business clients.

Courses offered under the Business Law Specialization include:

  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Employment Law
  • International Business Law
  • Oil and Gas and Environmental Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Law for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Real Property
  • Business Law for Entrepreneurs and Family Owned Business