The goal of the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic is to provide free legal services to small businesses, startup companies, and other entrepreneurs. The Rural Entrepreneurship Program, the newest initiative of the Clinic, will provide these services to Wisconsinites outside of major metropolitan areas and help connect entrepreneurs, local businesses, communities, and state-wide resources.
The UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic provides services through the work of UW Law School students with assistance from supervising and advisory attorneys.
Clinic Connect allows Student Associates to provide free legal advice in areas of Wisconsin with limited resources for entrepreneurs. Office hours are open to the public and allow students to work one-on-one with entrepreneurs for 30-40 minute sessions with the possibility of following up on more complex questions. The Clinic also meets with local community leaders and holds educational seminars on topics relevant to entrepreneurs, including entity selection and formation and basic sales and use tax issues.
Legal topics that students can help entrepreneurs with include:
- Business Formation
- Tax and Corporate Law
- Contract Review and Drafting
- Trademark and Copyright Law
- Patent Law (Design and Utility)
- Intellectual Property Licensing
- Loans, Equity, and other Securities
- Employment Law
- Internet Policies
- Food and Beverage and other Regulatory
2020 Office Hours Schedule for Clinic Connect