Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic: Preliminary Application for Potential Clients
The Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic is a project of the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance. It is based in Rutgers Law School in Newark and Camden, NJ. It provides startup entrepreneurs and early stage small business founders with select legal services and support (complimentary / pro-bono at this time). The Clinic also provides law students with hands-on transactional law experience in representing for-profit and social entrepreneurs. The Clinic also seeks to create linkages with the greater Newark and Camden entrepreneurial communities that will generate further opportunities to promote economic development and job creation. The Clinic provides counseling and representation on such matters as: pre-venture activities; business planning; entity selection (e.g., whether to incorporate, form a partnership, create a limited liability company); negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements; management and transparency-in-governance issues; capital structure, valuation and finance; intellectual property; employee management issues; community relations issues; and ongoing entrepreneurial and business activities. The Clinic functions as a virtual law firm, working with student teams under the supervision of law school faculty. Law students are responsible for maintaining relationships with the Clinic's clients and managing the clients’ files, reviewing their business models and developing work plans to meet the clients’ needs in collaboration with the Clinic's Legal and Faculty team.
If you are an early stage startup interested in learning more about the Clinic or applying as a potential client, please complete this application form. Please note that we are not able to take on all applicants who complete this form. If it seems like your startup may be a good fit, someone will be in touch. (Note: the Clinic only operates during the academic year.)