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The following is a list of clinics operated at law schools in the United States that provide assistance to entrepreneurs and innovators.
Several European law school clinics (called “incubators”) connected through the “iLINC ICT Law Incubators Network” provide legal assistance to technology-based startups. For more information, please visit their website here.
This section contains contact information for the 19 Kauffman Campuses and descriptions and contact information for the many established cross-campus, multidisciplinary higher education programs in entrepreneurship and innovation.
While many U.S. law schools have had experiential learning and practical skills development elements in their curriculum for some time, there has been increased attention to the need for these programs in recent studies of legal education. The American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) have taken steps to promote the active pursuit of improved and innovative means of delivering practical skills training to their students. This section contains links to general information about this trend in legal education, links to law school curriculum summaries and course descriptions, and links to some notable examples of law school programs with particular emphasis on transactional lawyering skills.
The following section lists law review/journal publications on business/transactional law in general, law and community economic development, law and entrepreneurship, and the intersection of law, technology and innovation.
This section contains links to governmental online resources and links to websites of some nonprofit foundations and organizations that may provide funding for research, curriculum design and community outreach.
Consumer access to affordable legal services is an issue in general in the United States, and certainly includes concern about affordable legal services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The following are links to groups and studies exploring or pursuing affordable legal services of interest to small business and entrepreneurs.
State and local bar associations and other organizations throughout the United States offer on-line means to search for lawyers licensed to practice law in various jurisdictions. This section contains links to several examples of on-line resources that may be of uses in locating lawyers in various practice areas, including in many cases the ability to search for lawyers practicing in areas of interest to entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as resources for information on pro bono programs and the ability to check on the standing of lawyers in terms of licensing and disciplinary actions.
This section highlights resources offered by the American Bar Association (ABA) and law schools in the United Sates that are designed to be of assistance to lawyers desiring to thrive as entrepreneurs in the practice of law.
The following lists some particularly notable committees, blogs, and Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Sections through which law school faculty and faculty from other disciplines interested in collaborating with law school faculty can exchange ideas on entrepreneurship and innovation pedagogy and scholarship.
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