This clinical program offers students the unique opportunity to provide general legal representation to small and start-up business owners in Pennsylvania area through the Small Business Development Center, a department in Temple's School of Business and Management. Students are expected to deal with a full range of small business legal problems which may include choice of business entity and entity formation, contracts, corporations, leases, franchise agreements, regulatory matters, intellectual property and environmental compliance, among others. Students deal directly with clients. Students must be comfortable communicating by e-mail. Time is spent on legal research, drafting, client meetings, and classroom seminars on various issues of business law and practice. Every student must produce a written work-product for assigned clients to obtain credit.
|W 10:00 AM-3:00 PM||Klein 5A|
Additional Time Requirements
Full day Wednesdays (10 am-1 pm and 2-4 pm) Students must also have time other than Wednesday available to meet with clients and work independently on client issues. Students must complete a minimum of 10 hours each week of the semester of experiential work, classroom learning, or out of class assignments.
Wednesdays from 10 to 2 for the first two weeks at the law school, followed by classes at the Small Business Center from 10 to 3 for the remainder of the semester.
You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:
- LAW 0508 (Corporations)
- LAW 0600 (Taxation)