The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Clinic is an innovative program that pairs inventors, entrepreneurs, and emerging companies with teams of ASU Law students. There are two primary objectives for the program. First, the clinic provides clients with legal services often unavailable to startups and small businesses. These services will help clients to operate with a stronger legal foundation as they grow and thrive. Second, the clinic will pro future lawyers with “real world” transactional practice experience. These students will be better prepared for their legal careers, post-graduation.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Clinic
What students do:
Teams of two to three ASU Law students undertake a wide array of legal services that help early-stage ventures navigate the mistakes and pitfalls often made when launching and growing companies. These services may include a choice of entity advising, business entity formation, contract drafting and review, intellectual property advising, employment law advising, and/or commercial lease review. Teams are guided through the semester by Director Eric Menkhus, Clinical Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Additional guidance is provided by Raees Mohamed of RM Warner Law and Jon Coury of Hool Coury Law.
Student teams will work with clients in two project rounds per semester, the first starting (Fall/Spring) in mid-August/January and the second starting in mid-October/March. The student teams will handle all aspects of the engagement – initial client interview, engagement agreement execution, mid-project communication, work product delivery and engagement wrap-up activities.