Yearlong: 8 credits (4 credits per semester)
The Business Law Clinic, the law school’s newest In-House Clinic, is a transactional clinic providing law students 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 throughout the city and from the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in the University’s College of Business. Working under the direct supervision of an experienced transactional attorney, 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 also might be able to work on corporate intellectual property issues, such as advising on copyright and trademark legal issues, under the supervision of an experienced attorney skilled in Intellectual Property law.
Instructor: Julie D Lawton
Instruction: This course is a combination of lecture, in-class discussion, skills instruction, and client counseling.
Number of Students: Up to 8 per academic year.
711 License: A 711 license is not required to participate in the Business Law Clinic.
Recommended Courses: Business Organizations and Business Fundamentals for Lawyers.
Eligibility: Only rising 2L and 3L students are eligible to apply. Evening students are admitted only in exceptional circumstances.