Advanced Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic
- 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
Advanced Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic is 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. Students will have the opportunity to work with individual entrepreneurs. 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. Students may assist with identifying potential clinic clients, potential partner organizations and organizing community development projects. This is a semester-long course. There is no examination for this course. Enrollment is limited to 10 students each semester with the permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite is the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic.
- School Year & Semester
- Spring 2022
- Method of Evaluation
- J.D Writing Credit?
- • 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
- Instructor Pre-requisites
- Prerequisite is the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic.
- Instructor Co-Requisites
- Recommended Courses
- Other Limitations