Law school IP and entrepreneurship clinics list

As we've written about before there's a major justice gap when it comes to creators and entrepreneurs having access to critical legal services. While we do our best to provide free and low cost legal services, we’re only one organization. We’ve put together this national list of law school legal clinics as a resource to creators, entrepreneurs and even other lawyers to help find other legal clinics fighting to fill the justice gap. The below clinics typically provide completely free or low cost services depending on if you qualify and they have the capacity to take on new issues.

While we do not have the experience to vouch for these sources and do not endorse any of these clinics; we hope that this list serves as a helpful starting point.

If you are a professor whose legal clinic is not on this list, please feel free to reach out to us at support@newmediarights.org and we’ll do our best to add your clinic as promptly as possible.

AlabamaAlaskaArizona
ArkansasCaliforniaColorado
ConnecticutDelawareFlorida
GeorgiaHawaiiIdaho
IllinoisIndianaIowa
KansasKentuckyLouisiana
MaineMarylandMassachusetts
MichiganMinnesotaMississippi
MissouriMontanaNebraska
NevadaNew HampshireNew Jersey
New MexicoNew YorkNorth Carolina
North DakotaOhioOklahoma
OregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island
South CarolinaSouth DakotaTennessee
TexasUtahVermont
VirginiaWashingtonWest Virginia
WisconsinWyomingDistrict of Columbia

Alabama

University of Alabama School of Law:Community Development Law Clinic  [ Website ]

Alaska

None

Arizona

Arizona State University-Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law School:

  • Innovation Advancement Program  [ Website ]
  • Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic   [ Website ]

Arkansas

University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) School of Law:Transactional Clinic [ Website ]

California

California Western School of Law - New Media Rights [Website]

Chapman University School of Law:Entertainment Contracts Law Clinic [ Website ]

Pepperdine University School of Law:Microfinance Program [ Website ]

Santa Clara Law:Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic [ Website ]

Stanford Law School:

  • Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic [ Website ]
  • Organizations and Transactions Clinic [ Website ]

University of California-Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall):

  • New Business Counseling Practicum [ Website ]
  • The Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic [ Website ]

University of California-Hastings College of the Law:

  • Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • BioTech Startup Clinic [ Website ]
  • Technology Startup Clinic [ Website ]
  • Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment   [ Website ]

University of California, Irvine School of Law: Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic [Website]

University of San Diego School of Law:Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

University of San Francisco School of Law:

  • Entrepreneurship Venture Legal Services Project [ Website ]
  • Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic [ Website ]

University of Southern California-Gould School of Law:

  • Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

Colorado

University of Colorado Law School:Entrepreneurial Law Clinic  [ Website ]

University of Denver Sturm College of Law:Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

Connecticut

University of Connecticut School of Law:Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]

Yale Law School: Nonprofit Organizations Clinic [ Website ]

Delaware

None

District of Columbia

American Law School-Washington College of Law:

  • Community and Economic Development Law Clinic  [ Website ]
  • Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Law Clinic [ Website ]

Georgetown University Law Center: Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Clinic [ Website ]

George Washington University School of Law:Small Business & Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

Howard University School of Law:Intellectual Property and Trademark Clinic [ Website ]

University of the District of Columbia-David A. Clarke School of Law:Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]

Florida

Ave Maria School of Law:Patent Law Clinic [ Website ]

Florida International University College of Law: Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

Georgia

University of Georgia: Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law:Entrepreneurship & Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

Idaho

University of Idaho College of Law:

  • Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • Small Business Legal Clinic [ Website ]

Illinois

 The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at Chicago-Kent:

  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]

DePaul University College of Law:Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic [ Website ]

John Marshall Law School: Intellectual Property Patent Law Clinic [ Website ]

Loyola University Chicago School of Law: Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

Northwestern University School of Law:Entrepreneurship Law Center [ Website ]

University of Chicago:Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship [ Website ]

University of Illinois College of Law: Non-Profit Organizational Development Clinic [Website]

Indiana

Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington):

  • Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic [Website]
  • Nonprofit Legal Clinic [ Website ]

University of Notre Dame School of Law:

  • Community Development Project  [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

Iowa

Drake University Law School: Transaction-Nonprofit Clinic [ Website ]

Kansas

Washburn University School of Law: Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic [ Website ]

Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law: Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic [ Website ]

Louisiana

None  

Maine

None

Maryland

University of Baltimore School of Law: Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

University of Maryland School of Law: Intellectual Property Resource Center [ Website ]

Massachusetts

Boston College Law School: Community Enterprise Clinic [ Website ]

Boston University School of Law: Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Program [ Website ]

Harvard Law School, Cambridge: Transactional Law Clinics (including Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Real Estate Clinic, Entertainment Law Clinic and the Community Enterprise Project)  [ Website ]

Northeastern University School of Law:

University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth: Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

Western New England University School of Law: Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

Michigan

University of Michigan Law School:

  • Community and Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]
  • International Transactions Clinic [ Website

Wayne State University School of Law: Small Business Enterprises and Nonprofit Corporations Clinic [ Website ]

Minnesota

Hamline University School of Law:Small Business/Non-profit Clinic [ Website ]

University of Minnesota Law School:

William Mitchell College of Law:

  • Business Law Clinic  [ Website ]
  • Community Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]

Mississippi

University of Mississippi School of Law: Transactional Clinic [ Website ] 

Missouri

St. Louis University School of Law:Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law:Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic [ Website ]

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law:Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property (EIP) Clinic [ Website ]

Montana

None

Nebraska

Creighton University School of Law: Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

Nevada

None

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center): Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic [ Website ]

New Jersey

Rutgers Law School (Newark):Community Law Clinic [ Website ]

New Mexico

University of New Mexico School of Law:Business and Tax Clinic [ Website ]

New York

Brooklyn Law School:

  • Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic [ Website ]
  • Community Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • Corporate and Real Estate Clinic [ Website ]

City University of New York School of Law:Community & Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

Columbia Law School:Community Enterprise Clinic [ Website ]

Cornell University-The Johnson School & Law School: BR Advisory [ Website ]

Fordham University School of Law:

  • Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Community Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

Hofstra University Law School:Community & Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]

New York University School of Law:

  • Business Law Transactions Clinic [ Website ]
  • Community Development & Economic Justice Clinic [ Website ]  
  • Technology Law and Policy Clinic [Website ]

Syracuse University College of Law: Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center:

  • Institute for Business, Law & Technology Program  [ Website ]
  • Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Clinic [ Website ]

Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law:

North Carolina

Charlotte School of Law:

  • Community Economic Development Clinic  [ Website ]
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

Duke University Law School :Community Enterprise Clinic [ Website ]

Elon University School of Law: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

North Carolina Central University School of Law:The Small Business and Community Development Clinic  [ Website ]

University of North Carolina School of Law:

  • Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic[ Website ]

Wake Forest University: Community Law and Business Clinic [ Website ]

North Dakota

None

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Law:

  • Community Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Venture Clinic [ Website ]

Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law: Transactional Law Clinic [ Website ]

Ohio Northern University-Claude W. Pettit College of Law: Corporate Transactional Clinic [ Website ]

Ohio State University-Moritz College of Law: Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic   [ Website ]

University of Akron School of Law:

  • Small Entrepreneur and Economic Development (SEED) Legal Clinic [ Website ]
  • Trademark Clinic [Website]

University of Cincinnati College of Law:Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

Oklahoma

None

Oregon

Lewis & Clark Law School: Small Business Legal Clinic [ Website ]

University of Oregon School of Law:Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

Willamette University College of Law: Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania School of Law:

  • Detkin Intellectual Property Law and Technology Clinic  [ Website ]
  • Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic [ Website ]

University of Pittsburgh School of Law: Innovation Practice Institute  [ Website ]

Villanova University School of Law: Clinic for Law and Entrepreneurship  [ Website ]

Rhode Island

None

South Carolina

University of South Carolina School of Law: Nonprofit Organizations Clinic [ Website ]

South Dakota

None

Tennessee

University of Tennessee College of Law:

Vanderbilt University School of Law:Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic [ Website ]

Texas

Southern Methodist University-Dedman School of Law:

  • Small Business and Trademark Clinic [ Website ]
  • Patent Law Clinic [ Website ]

University of Houston Law Center: Transactional Clinic [ Website ]

University of Texas at Austin School of Law:Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic [ Website ]

Utah

University of Utah-S.J. Quinney College of Law: The New Ventures Clinic [ Website ]

Vermont

None

Virginia

George Mason Law School:Legal Clinic-Practical Preparation of GMU Patent Applications [ Website ]

University of Richmond School of Law: Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic [ Website ]

University of Virginia School of Law:

Washington

Gonzaga University School of Law: Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

Seattle University School of Law:

  • Arts Legal Clinic [ Website ]
  • Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]
  • Not for Profit Organization Clinic [ Website ]

University of Washington School of Law:

  • Entrepreneurial Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic [ Website ]

West Virginia

West Virginia University College of Law: Entrepreneurship Law Clinic  [ Website ]

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Law School: Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

Wyoming

None.
 

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