Law School Entrepreneurship Clinics

The following is a list of clinics operated at law schools in the United States that provide assistance to entrepreneurs and innovators.  The list is organized geographically, state by state, and the District of Columbia, in alphabetical order, and each clinic entry includes a link to their specific website.

The scope of matters handled by these clinics varies significantly.   While many clinics deal primarily with formation and other transactional work for small and emerging for profit businesses, other areas of assistance include: intellectual property protection, technology commercialization, community economic development, nonprofit organization formation/operations and social economic justice.

Alabama

University of Alabama School of Law:

Community Development Law Clinic  Website ]

Alaska

None

Arizona

Arizona State University-Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law School:

Healthcare Entrepreneurship Clinic   Website ]

Innovation Advancement Program  Website ]

Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic   [ Website ]

Arkansas

University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) School of Law:

Transactional Clinic [ Website ]

California

Chapman University School of Law:

Entertainment Contracts Law Clinic [ Website ]

Pepperdine University School of Law:

Microfinance Program [ Website ]

Santa Clara Law:

Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic [ Website ]

Stanford Law School:

Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic [ Website ]

Organizations and Transactions Clinic [ Website ]

UCLA School of Law:

Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

Transactional Clinical Offerings [ Website ]

University of California-Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall):

New Business Counseling Practicum [ Website ]

The Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic [ Website ]

University of California-Hastings College of the Law:

Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

BioTech Startup Clinic [ Website ]

Technology Startup Clinic [ Website ]

Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment   [ Website ]

    University of San Diego School of Law:

    Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

    University of San Francisco School of Law:

    Entrepreneurship Venture Legal Services Project [ Website ]

      Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic [ Website ]

      University of Southern California-Gould School of Law:

      Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic [ Website ]

        Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

        Colorado

        University of Colorado Law School:

        Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Website ]

        University of Denver Sturm College of Law:

        Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

        Connecticut

        University of Connecticut School of Law:

        Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law ClinicWebsite ]

        Yale Law School:

        Community and Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

        Community Development Financial Institutions Clinic [ Website ]

          Nonprofit Organizations Clinic [ Website ]

          Delaware

          None

          District of Columbia

          American Law School-Washington College of Law:

          Community and Economic Development Law Clinic  [ Website ]
          Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Law Clinic [ Website ]

          Georgetown University Law Center:

          Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

          Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Clinic [ Website ]

            George Washington University School of Law:

            Small Business & Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

              Howard University School of Law:

              Intellectual Property and Trademark Clinic [ Website ]

              University of the District of Columbia-David A. Clarke School of Law:

              Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]

                Florida

                Ave Maria School of Law:

                Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]

                Florida A & M University College of Law:

                Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]
                Florida International University College of Law:

                Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

                Nova Southeastern University-Shepard Broad Law Center:

                Business Practice Clinic [ Website ]

                Georgia

                Emory Law School:

                Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER) Program [ Website ]
                University of Georgia:

                Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

                Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

                Hawaii

                University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law:

                Entrepreneurship & Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

                Idaho

                University of Idaho College of Law:

                Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

                Small Business Legal Clinic [ Website ]

                Illinois

                 The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at Chicago-Kent:

                Entrepreneurial Law Clinic [ Website ]

                Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]

                DePaul University College of Law:

                Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic [ Website ]
                John Marshall Law School:

                Intellectual Property Patent Law Clinic [ Website ]
                Loyola University Chicago School of Law:

                Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

                Northwestern University School of Law:

                Entrepreneurship Law Center [ Website ]

                University of Chicago:

                Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship [ Website ]

                University of Illinois College of Law:

                Community Preservation Clinic [ Website ]

                Patent Law Clinic [ Website ]

                Indiana

                Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington):

                Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]

                  Nonprofit Legal Clinic [ Website ]

                    University of Notre Dame School of Law:

                    Community Development Project  [ Website ]

                      Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

                      Iowa

                      Drake University Law School

                      Transaction-Nonprofit Clinic [ Website ]

                      University of Iowa College of Law:

                      In-House Clinic [ Website ]

                      Kansas

                       Washburn University School of Law:

                      Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic [ Website ]

                      Kentucky

                       Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law:

                      Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic [ Website ]

                      Louisiana

                       None  

                      Maine

                       University of Maine School of Law:

                      Intellectual Property Clinic [ Website ]

                      Maryland

                      University of Baltimore School of Law:

                      Community Development Clinic [ Website ]
                      University of Maryland School of Law:

                      Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]

                      Massachusetts

                      Boston College Law School:

                      Community Enterprise Clinic [ Website ]
                      Harvard Law School, Cambridge:

                      Transactional Law Clinics (including Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Real Estate Clinic and Entertainment Law Clinic and the Community Enterprise Project and Recording Artists Project)  [ Website ]
                      Northeastern University School of Law:

                      Community Business Clinic [ Website ]

                      University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth:

                      Community Development Clinic [ Website ]
                      Western New England University School of Law:

                      Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

                      Michigan

                      Michigan State University College of Law:

                      Small Business & Nonprofit ClinicWebsite ]

                      University of Michigan Law School:

                      Community and Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

                       Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

                      International Transactions Clinic [ Website

                      Wayne State University School of Law:

                      Small Business Enterprises and Nonprofit Corporations Clinic [ Website ]

                      Minnesota

                      Hamline University School of Law:

                      Small Business/Non-profit Clinic [ Website ]

                      University of Minnesota Law School:

                      Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

                      William Mitchell College of Law:

                      Community Development ClinicWebsite ]

                      Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]

                      Law and Business Clinic Website 

                      Mississippi

                      University of Mississippi School of Law:

                      Transactional ClinicWebsite ] 

                      Missouri

                      St. Louis University School of Law:

                      Community & Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

                      University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law:

                      Entrepreneurial Legal Services ClinicWebsite ]

                      Washington University in St. Louis School of Law:

                      Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations ClinicWebsite ]

                      Montana

                      None

                      Nebraska

                      Creighton University School of Law:

                      Community Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

                      Nevada

                      None

                      New Hampshire

                      University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center):

                      Intellectual Property and Transaction ClinicWebsite ]

                      International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) ClinicWebsite ]

                      New Jersey

                      Rutgers School of Law (Camden):

                      Community and Transactional Lawyering ClinicWebsite ]

                      Intellectual Property Law ClinicWebsite ]

                      Rutgers Law School (Newark):

                      Community Law ClinicWebsite ]

                      New Mexico

                      University of New Mexico School of Law:

                      Business and Tax ClinicWebsite ]

                      New York

                      Brooklyn Law School:

                      Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy ClinicWebsite ]

                      Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

                      Corporate and Real Estate Clinic [ Website ]

                      City University of New York School of Law:

                      Community & Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

                      Columbia Law School:

                      Community Enterprise Clinic [ Website ]

                      Cornell University-The Johnson School & Law School:

                      BR AdvisoryWebsite ]

                      Fordham University School of Law:

                      Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic [ Website ]

                      Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

                      Hofstra University Law School:

                      Community & Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

                      New York University School of Law:

                      Business Law Transactions ClinicWebsite ]

                      Community Development & Economic Justice ClinicWebsite ]  

                        Syracuse University College of Law:

                        Community Development Law ClinicWebsite ]

                        Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center :

                        Institute for Business, Law & Technology Program Website ]

                        Not-for-Profit Corporation Law ClinicWebsite ]

                        Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law:

                        Indie Film Clinic [ Website ]

                        North Carolina

                        Charlotte School of Law:

                        Community Economic Development Clinic  [ Website ]

                        Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

                        Duke University Law School :

                        Community Enterprise Clinic [ Website ]

                        Start-Up Ventures Clinic [ Website ]

                        Elon University School of Law:

                        Small Business Incubator Clinic [ Website ]

                        North Carolina Central University School of Law:

                        The Small Business and Community Development Clinic  [ Website ]

                        University of North Carolina School of Law:

                        Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]

                        Wake Forest University:

                        Community Law and Business ClinicWebsite ]

                        North Dakota

                        None

                        Ohio

                        Case Western Reserve University School of Law:

                        Community Development ClinicWebsite ]

                        Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law:

                        Urban Development Law ClinicWebsite ]

                        Ohio Northern University-Claude W. Pettit College of Law:

                        Corporate Transactional Clinic [ Website ]

                        Ohio State University-Moritz College of Law:

                        Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic   [ Website ]

                        University of Akron School of Law: 

                        Small Entrepreneur and Economic Development (SEED) Legal Clinic [ Website ]
                        University of Cincinnati College of Law:

                        Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

                        Oklahoma

                        None

                        Oregon

                        Lewis & Clark Law School:

                        Small Business Legal Clinic [ Website ]
                        Community Development & Nonprofit Law Practicum  [ Website ]

                          University of Oregon School of Law:

                          Small Business Clinic [ Website ] Willamette University College of Law:

                          Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

                            Pennsylvania

                            Duquesne University School of Law:

                            Urban Development Clinic [ Website ]

                            Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law:

                            Art, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic [ Website ]

                            International Sustainable Development Law Projects Clinic Website ]

                            Rural Economic Development Clinic   [ Website ]

                            University of Pennsylvania School of Law:

                            Detkin Intellectual Property Law and Technology Clinic  [ Website ]

                            Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic [ Website ] University of Pittsburgh School of Law:

                            Innovation Practice Institute  [ Website ]

                            Villanova University School of Law

                            Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]

                            Rhode Island

                            None

                            South Carolina

                            University of South Carolina School of Law:

                            Nonprofit Organizations Clinic [ Website ]

                            South Dakota

                            None

                            Tennessee

                            University of Tennessee College of Law:

                            Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

                              Vanderbilt University School of Law:

                                Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic [ Website ]

                                Texas

                                Southern Methodist University-Dedman School of Law:

                                Small Business Clinic [ Website ]
                                University of Houston Law Center:

                                Transactional Clinic [ Website ]

                                University of Texas at Austin School of Law:

                                Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

                                Utah

                                University of Utah-S.J. Quinney College of Law:

                                The New Ventures Clinic [ Website ]

                                Vermont

                                None

                                Virginia

                                George Mason Law School :

                                Legal Clinic-Practical Preparation of GMU Patent Applications [ Website ]

                                  University of Richmond School of Law:

                                  Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic [ Website ]

                                    University of Virginia School of Law:

                                    Nonprofit Clinic [ Website ]

                                    Patent and Licensing Clinics [ Website ]

                                    Washington

                                    Gonzaga University School of Law:

                                    Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

                                      Seattle University School of Law:

                                      Arts Legal Clinic [ Website ] Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

                                      Not for Profit Organization Clinic [ Website ]

                                      University of Washington School of Law:

                                      Entrepreneurial Law Clinic [ Website ]

                                        Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic [ Website ]

                                        West Virginia

                                        West Virginia University College of Law:

                                        Entrepreneurship Law Clinic  [ Website ]

                                        Wisconsin

                                        University of Wisconsin Law School:

                                        Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

                                        Wyoming

                                        None

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