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LAW 0702: Business Law Clinic
Fall 2023 • Section S21 • CRN 27579

Course Description

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.


Day/Time Location
W 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Klein 7B

Additional Time Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 10 hours each week of the semester of experiential work, classroom learning, or out of class assignments.

Course Details

  • Leon Williams
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • External Clinic
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Wednesdays from 10 to 3 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)

Book List/Materials