Nonprofit Organizations Clinic
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin
   

LAWS 716 - Nonprofit Organizations Clinic


Credits: 4

This Clinic provides legal assistance to nonprofit organizations of all types addressing the various needs of the community. Because many of these organizations lack the financial resources to retain private legal counsel, students provide legal assistance in transactional matters that include incorporation, preparation of by-laws, preparation and filing of 501(c)(3) applications, contract review and negotiation, real estate, intellectual property and land use issues. Students may attend board meetings, provide legal assistance to start up organizations or organizations that are merging, converting or spinning off new ventures. The nature of the clinic allows for experience touching many different legal disciplines and helps provide for the stabilization of these organizations so that they can better serve the community.

Prerequisites: Have taken Problems in Professional Responsibility or Professional Responsibility.

Note: This course satisfies the skills course graduation requirement.

Basis of Grade: Performance on casework, class exercises and participation

Form of Grade: Letter Grade




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