Spring 2023 • Clinic
Transactional Law Clinics
Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
Required Class Component: Transactional Law Clinical Workshop (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in this clinic will automatically enroll you in the required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: December 2, 2022.
LLM Students: LLM students are eligible to enroll in this clinic through Helios.
Placement Site: HLS.
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, and/or Entertainment Law. 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.
Enrollment is through clinical registration. Please refer to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs website (http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical) for clinical registration dates, early add/drop deadlines, and other information about the clinical.