Students who enroll in this clinic may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.
Co-requisite Class: Transactional Practice Clinical Workshop (2 Spring credits). Clinic and class enrollment is bundled. Enrollment in one component (e.g. clinic) will automatically enroll you in the other component (e.g. class).
Early Add/Drop Deadline: January 18, 2013.
LLM Students:This clinic is open to LLM students.
Students enrolled in the Transactional Law Clinics will engage in actual legal practice with real clients involved in transactional matters. Students practice under the supervision and mentoring of an experienced practitioner in one or more of the three TLC clinics: Business and Non-Profit, Real Estate, or Entertainment Law (Recording Artists Project). TLC clients include entrepreneurs, small businesses, non-profit organizations, real estate parties, community development corporations, and individuals and companies in the art and entertainment industry. Students will have direct hands-on responsibility for handling their cases and will gain experience in various aspects of transactional practice. Depending upon their clinical concentration and client needs, students typically have opportunities to engage in entity formation; start-up financing; contract negotiation and drafting; applications for tax-exemption; commercial financing; business acquisition; commercial leasing; licensing and permitting; trademark and copyright; corporate governance and compliance; real estate transactions and development; affordable housing development; zoning; condominium development; and other transactional legal work. TLC students typically experience professional growth in areas such as strategic judgment, transactional thinking ability, communication skills, client management, document drafting and review, ethical awareness, and practice-oriented research and writing.