The Transactional Law Clinics consist of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, the Real Estate Clinic, the Entertainment Law Clinic and the Community Enterprise Clinic. These clinics provide legal assistance to small businesses, entrepreneurs and community organizations for business formation, contract review and negotiation, commercial financing, leasing, community economic development, real estate purchase and sales, business acquisitions, intellectual property, nonprofit formation, permitting, licensing, and other transactional legal services.
In every respect, the Transactional Law Clinics operates as a professional law office in the service of clients; this clinic offers the opportunity to gain experience on topics such as:
- client interviewing and intake;
- case management;
- contract drafting;
- negotiation skills;
- ethics; and
- legal analysis
Community Enterprise Project
The Community Enterprise Project (CEP) is a by-application division of the Transactional Law Clinics in which students engage in both direct client representation and community economic development. In addition to representing clients located near the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School on transactional matters, CEP students work in small groups to connect with community organizations, identify organizational and community legal needs, and develop comprehensive strategies to address those needs while gaining valuable, real-world transactional law experience in a community setting. To apply, student should follow the directions provided in the Course Catalog description.
How to Register
The Transactional Law Clinics is offered in the Fall and Spring semester. You can learn about the required clinical course component, additional requirements and requisites, as well as the clinical registration process itself, by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.
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