Summary:

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 ClinicWebsite ]

Pepperdine University School of Law:

Microfinance ProgramWebsite ]

Santa Clara Law:

Entrepreneurs' Law ClinicWebsite ]

Stanford Law School:

Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation ClinicWebsite ]

Organizations and Transactions ClinicWebsite ]

Thomas Jefferson School of Law:

Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic [ Website ]

UCLA School of Law:

Community Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

Transactional Clinical OfferingsWebsite ]

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

New Business Counseling PracticumWebsite ]

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

University of California-Hastings College of the Law:

Community Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

BioTech Startup ClinicWebsite ]

Technology Startup ClinicWebsite ]

Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment  Website ]

University of San Diego School of Law:

Entrepreneurship ClinicWebsite ]

University of San Francisco School of Law:

Entrepreneurship Venture Legal Services ProjectWebsite ]

Internet and Intellectual Property Justice ClinicWebsite ]

University of Southern California-Gould School of Law:

Intellectual Property and Technology Law ClinicWebsite ]

Small Business Clinic[ Website ]

Colorado

University of Colorado Law School:

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic  [ Website ]

University of Denver Sturm College of Law:

Community Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

Connecticut

University of Connecticut School of Law:

Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]

Yale Law School:

Community and Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

Community Development Financial Institutions ClinicWebsite ]

Nonprofit Organizations ClinicWebsite ]

Delaware

None

District of Columbia

American Law School-Washington College of Law:

Community and Economic Development Law ClinicWebsite ]
Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Law ClinicWebsite ]

Georgetown University Law Center:

Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development ClinicWebsite ]

Social Enterprise and Nonprofit ClinicWebsite ]

George Washington University School of Law:

Small Business & Community Economic Development Clinic[ Website ]

Howard University School of Law:

Intellectual Property and Trademark ClinicWebsite ]

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

Community Development Law ClinicWebsite ]


 

Florida

Ave Maria School of Law:

Community Development Law ClinicWebsite ]

Florida A & M University College of Law:

Community Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]
Florida International University College of Law:

Small Business ClinicWebsite ]

Nova Southeastern University-Shepard Broad Law Center:

Business Practice ClinicWebsite ]

Georgia

Emory Law School:

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

Business Law ClinicWebsite ]

Community Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

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 ClinicWebsite ]

Small Business Legal ClinicWebsite ]

Illinois

 The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at Chicago-Kent:

Entrepreneurial Law ClinicWebsite ]

Intellectual Property Law ClinicWebsite ]

DePaul University College of Law:

Technology/Intellectual Property ClinicWebsite ]
John Marshall Law School:

Intellectual Property Patent Law ClinicWebsite ]
Loyola University Chicago School of Law:

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

Northwestern University School of Law:

Entrepreneurship Law CenterWebsite ]

University of Chicago:

Institute for Justice Clinic on EntrepreneurshipWebsite ]

University of Illinois College of Law:

Community Preservation ClinicWebsite ]

Patent Law ClinicWebsite ]

Indiana

Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington):

Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic[ Website ]

Nonprofit Legal ClinicWebsite ]

University of Notre Dame School of Law:

Community Development Project  [ Website ]

Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship ClinicWebsite ]

Iowa

Drake University Law School

Transaction-Nonprofit ClinicWebsite ]

University of Iowa College of Law:

In-House ClinicWebsite ]

Kansas

 Washburn University School of Law:

Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law ClinicWebsite ]

Kentucky

 Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law:

Small Business and Nonprofit Law ClinicWebsite ]

Louisiana

 None  

Maine

 University of Maine School of Law:

Intellectual Property ClinicWebsite ]

Maryland

University of Baltimore School of Law:

Community Development ClinicWebsite ]
University of Maryland School of Law:

Intellectual Property Law ClinicWebsite ]

Massachusetts

Boston College Law School:

Community Enterprise ClinicWebsite ]
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 ClinicWebsite ]

University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth:

Community Development ClinicWebsite ]
Western New England University School of Law:

Small Business Clinic[ Website ]


 

Michigan

Michigan State University College of Law:

Small Business & Nonprofit Clinic [ Website ]

University of Michigan Law School:

Community and Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

 Entrepreneurship ClinicWebsite ]

International Transactions ClinicWebsite ] 

The Transactional Lab & Clinic Website ] 

Wayne State University School of Law:

Small Business Enterprises and Nonprofit Corporations ClinicWebsite ]

Minnesota

Hamline University School of Law:

Small Business/Non-profit ClinicWebsite ]

University of Minnesota Law School:

Business Law ClinicWebsite ]

William Mitchell College of Law:

Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

Intellectual Property Law Clinic[ Website ]

Law and Business Clinic [ Website 

Mississippi

University of Mississippi School of Law:

Transactional Clinic [ Website ] 

Missouri

St. Louis University School of Law:

Community & Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law:

Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic [ Website ]

University of Missouri School of Law:

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic [ Website]

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law:

Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations Clinic [ Website ]

Montana

None

Nebraska

Creighton University School of Law:

Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

University of Nebraska College of Law:

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic [ website ]

Nevada

None

New Hampshire

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

Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic [ Website ]

International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) Clinic [ Website ]

New Jersey

Rutgers School of Law (Camden):

Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic [ Website ]

Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]

Rutgers Law School (Newark):

Community Law Clinic [ Website ]

New Mexico

University of New Mexico School of Law:

Business and Tax Clinic [ Website ]

New York

Brooklyn Law School:

Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic [ Website ]

Community Development ClinicWebsite ]

Corporate and Real Estate ClinicWebsite ]

City University of New York School of Law:

Community & Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

Columbia Law School:

Community Enterprise ClinicWebsite ]

Cornell University-The Johnson School & Law School:

BR Advisory [ Website ]

Fordham University School of Law:

Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law ClinicWebsite ]

Community Economic Development ClinicWebsite ]

Hofstra University Law School:

Community & Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

New York University School of Law:

Business Law Transactions Clinic [ Website ]

Community Development & Economic Justice Clinic [ Website ]  

Syracuse University College of Law:

Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center :

Institute for Business, Law & Technology Program  [ Website ]

Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Clinic [ Website ]

Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law:

Indie Film ClinicWebsite ]

North Carolina

Charlotte School of Law:

Community Economic Development Clinic  [ Website ]

Entrepreneurship ClinicWebsite ]

Duke University Law School :

Community Enterprise ClinicWebsite ]

Start-Up Ventures ClinicWebsite ]

Elon University School of Law:

Small Business Incubator ClinicWebsite ]

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 ClinicWebsite ]

Wake Forest University:

Community Law and Business Clinic [ Website ]

North Dakota

None

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Law:

Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law:

Urban Development Law Clinic [ Website ]

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

Corporate Transactional ClinicWebsite ]

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 ClinicWebsite ]
University of Cincinnati College of Law:

Entrepreneurship and Community Development ClinicWebsite ]


 

Oklahoma

None

Oregon

Lewis & Clark Law School:

Small Business Legal ClinicWebsite ]
Community Development & Nonprofit Law PracticumWebsite ]

University of Oregon School of Law:

Small Business ClinicWebsite ]

Willamette University College of Law:

Business Law ClinicWebsite ]

Pennsylvania

Duquesne University School of Law:

Urban Development ClinicWebsite ]

Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law:

Art, Sports and Entertainment Law ClinicWebsite ]

Entrepreneur Assistance ClinicWebsite ]

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 ClinicWebsite ]

University of Pittsburgh School of Law:

Innovation Practice Institute Website ]

Villanova University School of Law:

Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]

Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University:

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic [ website ]

Rhode Island

None

South Carolina

University of South Carolina School of Law:

Nonprofit Organizations ClinicWebsite ]

South Dakota

None

Tennessee

University of Tennessee College of Law:

Business Law Clinic[ Website ]

Vanderbilt University School of Law:

Intellectual Property and the Arts ClinicWebsite ]

Texas

Southern Methodist University-Dedman School of Law:

Small Business ClinicWebsite ]
University of Houston Law Center:

Transactional ClinicWebsite ]

University of Texas at Austin School of Law:

Entrepreneurship and Community Development ClinicWebsite ]

Utah

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

The New Ventures ClinicWebsite ]

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 ClinicWebsite ]

University of Virginia School of Law:

Nonprofit ClinicWebsite ]

Patent and Licensing ClinicsWebsite ]

Washington

Gonzaga University School of Law:

Business Law ClinicWebsite ]

Seattle University School of Law:

Arts Legal ClinicWebsite ]Community Development and Entrepreneurship ClinicWebsite ]

Not for Profit Organization ClinicWebsite ]

University of Washington School of Law:

Entrepreneurial Law ClinicWebsite ]

Technology Law & Public Policy ClinicWebsite ]

West Virginia

West Virginia University College of Law:

Entrepreneurship Law Clinic Website ]

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Law School:

Law & Entrepreneurship ClinicWebsite ]

Marquette University Law School:

Marquette Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic[ Website ]

Wyoming

None

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