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Entrepreneurship Law Browse a collection of resources that help entrepreneurs with the many legal issues they must face in setting up and running a new business, establishing a nonprofit organization, bringing a product to market, or financing the venture.
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.
State/Regional notable examples of help centers/networks throughout the country.
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.
There are many established cross-campus, multidisciplinary programs in entrepreneurship an innovation higher education, and several inter-institution programs as well. Compiled here is a list of Interdisciplinary Programs with Significant Law School Involvement.
In addition to the American Bar Association, many other state and local bar associations and other groups seek to promote consumer access to affordable legal services is in the United States, including legal services for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The following are examples of such other resources.
This section contains links to notable examples of national help centers/networks in the United States.
This section contains a list of ongoing continuing legal education programs at U.S. law schools with special focus on subjects of particular interest to those interested in law, entrepreneurship and innovation.
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 American Bar Association initiatives.
The following is a list of several law review/journal publications focusing on intersections of law, entrepreneurship and innovation with particular emphasis on technology and innovation.
Many law schools in the United States offer their students courses designed to help them succeed as entrepreneurs in the practice of law. These range from basic “Law Practice (or Office or Firm) Management” courses introducing students to the basic business concepts involved in starting and maintaining a law firm, to courses with more express emphasis on creative business planning, incorporating entrepreneurial principles into the shaping of innovations in the delivery and marketing of legal services and the effective use of modern technology. The following are links to a wide range of course descriptions posted on the websites of several U.S. law schools relating to lawyers acting as entrepreneurs in the practice of law.
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