Business Law Clinic – 7860
The Business Law Clinic is a two-semester 6-credit experience for 3Ls who have taken Business Associations - Corps. Students enrolled in the Clinic gain broad experience working with startup businesses and entrepreneurial clients.
Through the Business Law Clinic, law students provide for legal assistance in non-litigation matters to small businesses, nonprofits and entrepreneurs. Clients will work with pairs of law students, meeting at the Law School who team up with experienced, licensed business law and corporate attorneys from area law firms and corporations who provide supervision. Our Clinic practice closely replicates the practice of business law.
SERVICES OFFERED: The Business Law Clinic provides assistance with transactional business matters. It does not provide assistance with litigation, although providing advice and assistance that could prevent litigation.
The course includes up to 70 hours of classroom transactional skills training over two semesters that include review of transactional law, client working relationships, negotiation and drafting, as well as assessments of problem solving and communication styles, and professionalism. The curriculum also includes segments on client interviewing and an ongoing consideration of professionalism and ethics. The curriculum encourages students to learn about themselves as practitioners. There are several written assignments and fall and spring end-ofsemester reflective papers.
Enrollment follows the Clinic Registration memo and limited to 16 students (3Ls only). The Business Law Clinic is a program component of the Corporate Institute.