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Clinic Practice: Small Business Opportunity Center

This is an intensive clinical experience under the direct supervision of clinical faculty. It involves the actual, hands-on representation of entrepreneurs, start-ups and not-for-profit organizations. The student will gain practical experience meeting with clients, identifying and prioritizing legal problems, finding solutions and taking whatever actions or drafting whatever documents may be required to assist the client in meeting his or her business objectives. Issues most frequently encountered include choice of entity, entity formation, trade name and trademark searches, stockholder agreements, review of leases, franchise agreements and other contracts, and analysis of tax and regulatory matters. The student also gains experience in billing clients and basic aspects of law office administration. Method of instruction: The student and faculty work together on the legal problems of real business clients. Meetings with clients take place, the work is done and client and administrative files are maintained in the Law School complex. Each student will normally work with at least three clients during the semester, and approximately 50% of all clients will be women or members of minority groups. Weekly class sessions will be held during which there will be presentations on current client projects, skill development, and legal issues affecting entrepreneurs. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Entrepreneurship Law. Alternative Prerequisite (not available as a co-requisite): Social Entrepreneurship. Second year students earn 3.0 credits. Third year students earn 4.0 credits. Enrollment is limited to JD candidates.


Catalog Number: LITARB 700
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans AreaCivil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionCommercial Practice AreaLegal Skills Development


Course History

Spring 2013
Title: Clinic: Entrepreneurship Law Center
Faculty: Reed, Stephen F. (courses  |  homepage)
Barron, Esther S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 15



Fall 2012
Title: Clinic: Entrepreneurship Law Center
Faculty: Reed, Stephen F. (courses  |  homepage)
Barron, Esther S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 16



Fall 2011
Title: Clin: Entrepreneurship Law Ctr
Faculty: Reed, Stephen F. (courses  |  homepage)
Barron, Esther S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Clinic     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 16



Summer 2011
Title: Clinic: Small Business
Faculty: Reed, Stephen F. (courses  |  homepage)
Barron, Esther S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Clinic     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 16



Spring 2011
Title: Clinic Practice: Small Business Opportunity Center
Faculty: Reed, Stephen F. (courses  |  homepage)
Simhan, Sheila
Barron, Esther S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Clinic     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 16     Actual: 18



Fall 2010
Title: Clinic Practice: Small Business Opportunity Center
Faculty: Reed, Stephen F. (courses  |  homepage)
Barron, Esther S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Clinic     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 18     Actual: 18