Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic
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The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic
1403 University Ave. (2nd floor)
Madison, WI 53715
The University of Wisconsin Law School
975 Bascom Hall
Madison, WI 53706
The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic provides free legal services to help entrepreneurs and small business owners realize their potential.
They collaborate with the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and more than a dozen of Wisconsin’s leading law firms.
Jobs, business growth and economic vitality spring from the marketplace application of new ideas. Yet having an idea or scientific track record offers no guarantee of entrepreneurial success given the regulatory, tax, legal and human resource issues that accompany a business startup. Established companies manage these wide-ranging challenges with teams of executives and advisers - something beyond the reach of most small businesses.
The University of Wisconsin Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic works to fill the gap, combining the counsel of third-year Law School students experienced in business matters with advisory committee members knowledgeable in corporate structure, finance, intellectual property, tax, insurance and other legal issues common among new businesses. Participating students receive supervision from faculty and private sector lawyers. The clinical program also provides legal education on the role of lawyers in entrepreneurship, undertakes research on legal issues facing startup businesses and provides service to fledgling businesses free of charge.