Advanced Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic

Course Information

Course Number
Curriculum Level
Areas of Study
Clinics, Externships, and Experiential Learning, Corporate Law and Transactions, Intellectual Property and Technology
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information


Section Description

Advanced Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic will be an opportunity for students to build on the skills that they learned in the Entrepreneurship Clinic. Students in Advanced Clinic will provide community education and outreach to low income and moderate income entrepreneurs and community based organizations on issues related to new and emerging businesses. In addition, students in Advanced Clinic will hold bi-weekly office hours at various incubators such as Columbia Startup Lab or in coordination with certain partner organizations. You will assist with identifying potential clinic clients and potential partner organizations. This is a semester-long course. There is no examination for this course. Enrollment is limited to 9 students each semester with the permission of the instructor.
CLASS MEETINGS: Unless otherwise specified, we will meet every other Friday from noon-2 in TBA. On the Fridays that we will not meet as a class we will facilitate community education workshops and various outreach activities, including office hours and in person presentations. During class meetings, we will review our open projects for the semester and report on progress and challenges.
Eric Ries. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses (2011).
Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law, (4th Ed. 2012).

Admission by instructor permission. Email Professor Pantin at [email protected].

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
JGH 501
Class meets on
  • Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Method of Evaluation
J.D Writing Credit?

Learning Outcomes

  • • Students in the Clinic will be able to develop meaningful and transferable legal, practical and ethical skills
  • • Students in the Clinic will be able to develop an ability to effectively counsel clients on substantive areas of the law that relate not only to client goals and concerns but also address business objectives, which requires students’ mastery of listening, researching, and analysis techniques
  • • Students in the Clinic will be able to demonstrate understanding of the New York and/or Delaware business entity (for-profit, nonprofit, benefit corporation) statutes, corporate law, and best corporate practices
  • Students in the Clinic will be able to conduct legal research, synthesize large amounts of information, and compose written analysis on non-litigation legal issues in a persuasive, concise, and organized fashion
  • Students in the Clinic will be able to strategically manage a transactional client matter, including completion of milestones consistent with a project plan, maintenance of an organized filing system, documentation of client-related matters, and accurate time-keeping
  • Students in the Clinic will be able to interact professionally with clients, colleagues and third parties, including oral and written communications
  • Students in the Clinic will be able to compare, evaluate, and reflect critically on topics related to their own career path and professional development
  • Students in the Clinic will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and critically examine how legal structures that promote business transactions affect people, communities, and social systems

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
Instructor Co-Requisites
Recommended Courses
Other Limitations

Additional Section for Advanced Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2022



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