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Course Descriptions

Small Business Clinic I and II LAW-736, 737

The focus of this clinic is to provide legal assistance to small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations that cannot pay market rates for legal services. Each student will be assigned to work with three to five clients each semester on legal projects addressing a range of business issues. The work will include determining appropriate business structures; forming corporations (for profit and non-profit); creating limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures; advising non-profits; updating corporate governance materials; reviewing simple contracts and leases; conducting legal research on specific business problems; advising clients on compliance with regulatory requirements; and, drafting simple contracts. Each student is responsible for all aspects of the representation, including scheduling meetings, drafting and finalizing legal documents, phone consultation, file maintenance and keeping clients informed of the SBC’s work and progress.
Teaching This Course
Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Small Business Clinic
Course Details
Units 2, 3, 4
Grading Options CR/D/F Only
Exam Type None
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement Yes
Prerequisite LAW-Business Organizations (LAW 603)

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