Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Entrepreneurs — social entrepreneurs, tech founders, authors, filmmakers, musicians— come to the free Entrepreneurship & Innovation Clinic (EIC) for transactional legal services that bring their ideas to life.

During the EIC, students navigate the rapidly evolving field of entrepreneurship law, which includes intellectual property, licensing, regulation, and corporate formation. Our region’s thriving innovation economy ensures the experience is as valuable to students as it is to clients.

Working under the supervision of the Clinic director, students will learn to work with organizational clients and learn to represent clients in transactions.

Students may have the opportunity to advise clients on a variety of legal issues, related to new and emerging businesses including:

  • Entity choice and corporate formation
  • Employment law
  • Trademark and copyright registration and protection
  • Strategizing, negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements
  • Ongoing corporate matters 

The EIC has been accepted into the prestigious trademark portion of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) Law School Clinic Certification Program, which allows our students to prosecute a trademark directly and speak with the USPTO examining attorney on behalf of clients.


Sandy Tarrant

Legal Services LAB

Part of our innovative Legal Services LAB, a fully functioning law firm within our Center for Experiential Learning.