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Business Law

The new Business Law Clinic will accept its first class of students for the Clinic’s inaugural 2018-2019 academic year! The Business Law Clinic is a transactional clinic providing law students, under direct faculty supervision, the opportunity to offer legal counsel to corporate or organizational entities on transactional matters. These entities may include start-ups, existing mid-sized businesses, and entrepreneurs from the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in the University’s College of Business. Students may have the opportunity to participate in, and lead, negotiations, draft and negotiate contracts and corporate documents, draft client memoranda, counsel clients on corporate transactional legal issues, and be the primary legal counsel for clients. Depending on the needs of the clients, students might also be able to work on intellectual property issues such as advising on copyright and trademark legal issues.

Instruction: This course is a combination of lecture, in-class discussion, skills instruction, and client counseling. Students will participate in a weekly seminar. During the seminar, students will participate in, and lead, intellectual discussions about many of the legal and policy issues that attorneys encounter as a transactional lawyer. The Clinic also will teach skills classes, on topics such as counseling and negotiations, contract drafting, client interviewing and business development to help the student develop the practice and business skills commonly used by transactional attorneys.

The Clinic will have up to 8 students per academic year, with each student paired with a partner. Each team of two students will have between 1-2 clients for whom they will provide legal assistance.

This clinic is a year-long clinic giving students the opportunity to have an intensive experiential learning opportunity advising organizational clients.

711 License: A 711 license is not required to participate in the Business Law Clinic.

Prerequisites: None.

Recommended Courses: Business Organizations and Business Fundamentals for Lawyers

Eligibility: Only 2L and 3L students are eligible to register. Evening students are admitted only in exceptional circumstances.​​​​​​​​