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 Student Associates provide free legal advice in areas of Wisconsin with limited resources for entrepreneurs. Office hours are open to the public and students will work one-on-one with entrepreneurs for 30-40 minute sessions with the possibility of following up on more complex questions. If entrepreneurs have more complex questions, or need on-going legal services, they can join the UW Law and Entrepreneurship clinic by applying for services on this website.
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
If you are signing up for Office Hours as part of one of these sessions, you can do that here.
2021 Office Hours Schedule for Clinic Connect
- Sheboygan – January 14th from 10a – 2p (Virtual) in partnership with Jake’s Cafe
2020 Office Hours Schedule for Clinic Connect