Small Business Clinic

The Small Business Clinic is a one-semester clinic for five credits offered in the fall and spring. Students will provide legal counsel and transactional legal services to small businesses and non-profit organizations. The clinic is designed to meet two needs: (1) to offer much needed assistance to struggling small businesses and non-profit corporations who would otherwise have difficulty in affording the cost of conventional legal services, and (2) to provide students with a high quality clinical experience where they can learn transactional legal skills and gain experience with things such as interviewing, opening and maintaining files, and delivering a polished and high quality work product to their clients. The Clinic provides assistance with matters such as business entity formation, contracts (of all kinds), non-profit corporation formation, tax advice, intellectual property registration (copyrights & trademarks), and leases.

  • Credits: Five graded credits
  • Time Commitment: Average 17 hours a week, including case work, supervision, and the seminar. Part-time students have priority for registration and work can be completed during evenings and/or weekends.
  • Faculty: John Little, Director, Clinical Adjunct and Shahrzad Emami, Supervisor Clinical Adjunct
  • Recommended: Business Organizations and Federal Income Tax
  • Selection Criteria: Fourth and third-year part-time students, third-year full-time students and second-year full-time students.
  • Certified Legal Intern Certification Required: No