The Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic at Santa Clara Law services the active local startup community by delivering quality legal services to entrepreneurs through the use of second-and third- year law students. Read more.
Services We Offer
The Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic offers two opportunities to receive services:
- The Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic (ELC)
The Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic is a transactional clinic, in that ELC students work on transactions crucial to startup companies, such as business entity formation, financing, operational contracts, company policy, website terms of service, and intellectual property licensing. Please note that although the ELC can take on projects relating to intellectual property contracts, the ELC does file patent, trademark, or copyright registration, but does not do litigation (lawsuits). Read more about these services.
- The Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic
Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic is a by-appointment brief advising session, in which business owners and entrepreneurs meet with an experienced licensed pro bono business attorney and student volunteers about business legal issues or concerns they may have. The sessions are for a set time, typically between 30 and 60 minutes. Read more about these services.
“The ELC has been extremely helpful to me as I develop and launch my new nonprofit. They have helped with my initial filing for a 501c3, the trademark and copyright procedures and my terms of service agreement for my web site. The law students are energetic, competent and highly professional. I am so grateful for the leadership and supervision of Professor Norris and the entire ELC team.” – ELC client
“We feel very lucky to have worked with the ELC over many semesters and we’ve found that because of the ELC we’re better equipped to handle an array of challenges that new ventures have to contend with. The students and their advisors at the ELC have done top-quality work and given us valuable tools that we’ve used in our early-stage business.” – Scoot Science, ELC client
“The bang for the proverbial buck provided by the ELC is unbeatable. I am constantly impressed with the level of service received from the clinic and sincerely value the connections I have made working with the clinic.” – QuickCarl, Inc., ELC client