Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic - Summer 2012 Opportunities

The University of Wisconsin Law School Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic (L&E Clinic) is recruiting students for the summer 2012 program, with an option to participate during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Applicants should email Janet Christopher a cover letter and resume no later than November 11, 2011. The cover letter should identify any experience and legal education in transactional law, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, client interface, or science. Rising 3Ls are given priority.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic Summer 2012 Program

This eleven-week, 40 hour per week immersion experience provides students the opportunity to work with startup businesses and entrepreneurs. The L&E Clinic operates as a law firm using a paper-less document management and time keeping system and is located at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. L&E Clinic participants will use what they have learned in the classroom, what they discover through research and collaboration and their legal and life experience to prioritize and solve problems facing their clients. L&E Clinic participants are supervised by experienced business law and corporate attorneys and respond to wide ranging legal needs, including business formation, capital structure, funding, intellectual property and contracts. The L&E Clinic provides quality legal services with a robust review process of work by private practice attorneys. L&E Clinic participants develop skills and confidence in client interface while providing thoughtful and productive solutions to legal, business, and ethical challenges confronting early stage businesses. The L&E Clinic uses the varied expertise of individual L&E Clinic participants to provide collaborative quality legal services. The L&E Clinic seeks to provide legal expertise in coordination with accounting and business planning consulting to clients and continually explores out-state clients as part of Law in Action and the personification of the Wisconsin Idea. The summer L&E Clinic includes training in a wide range of legal, ethical, and practical issues expected to confront L&E Clinic participants. As the summer concludes, L&E Clinic participants will meet with a supervising attorney to determine the appropriateness of continued participation during the 2012-2013 academic year. Additional students will be recruited at a later date to supplement the summer students for participation during the 2012-2013 academic year. A tuition credit plus a stipend will be available to accepted students. Permission of the instructor is necessary to enroll.


Submitted by Mike Hall on October 25, 2011

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