Course Description

Small Business & Non-Profit Clinic - LAW851
2 Credits

This clinic, which gives enrollment preference to evening students, is dedicated to assisting small businesses, community groups and non-profit organizations. Under faculty supervision, students advise clients on appropriate forms of organization to accomplish their goals. They also provide ongoing legal services in matters such as creation of corporate structure and by-laws; application for tax-exempt status; compliance with federal, state, and local laws; government filings; fundraising; advice on board and volunteer liability; and restrictions on lobbying. Clinic students work an average of 8 hours each week on client matters; they also participate in weekly seminars to provide training on the specific issues involved in representing small businesses, community groups and not-for-profit corporations (Prerequisite: Business Organizations. Corequisite: Small Business & Non-Profit Law.)