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-4:00 PM||Online Meeting|
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.
The morning classroom component of the Business Law Clinical will be conducted remotely on Wednesdays from 10AM to 1PM through Temple’s Portal at the recurring and/or indicated Zoom link for the Business Law Clinical - Spring 2022. The afternoon component of the clinical will take place on Wednesdays from 1 through 4PM and will include a combination of; 1) scheduled remote one-on-one supervisory sessions between the instructor and each student intern regarding the classroom work, the client assignments, client interviews and client work product, 2) direct interactions and interviews by the student interns with their assigned clients (those interactions will be either remote or in person depending upon the client’s preference and the availability of a suitable meeting location by SBDC which is currently still operating remotely), and research and preparation of client work by the student interns. The student interns will also have both open and scheduled remote access to the instructor throughout Wednesday afternoons and during other agreed days and times throughout the week. Interns are expected to devote at least 10 hours weekly to client work including the Wednesday afternoon sessions.
You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:
- LAW 0508 (Corporations)
- LAW 0600 (Taxation)