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.

Another great option to find pro bono or low cost services is to reach out to a volunteer lawyer organization. Volunteer lawyer organizations will typically put you in touch directly with a licensed attorney who may be able to assist. Visit our separate list of Arts & IP Volunteer Lawyer Organizations

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

None

Alaska

None

Arizona

University of Arizona- James E. Rogers College of Law - IP Clinic [ Website ]

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 - Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

Santa Clara Law - Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic [ Website ]

Southwestern Law School - Entertainment & the Arts Clinic [ Website ]

Stanford Law School:

  • Center for Internet and Society [ Website ]
  • Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic [ Website ]
  • Organizations and Transactions Clinic [ Website ]

Thomas Jefferson School of Law - Small Business Law Center [ 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 ]
  • Startup and Small Business Clinic [ Website ]

University of California-Los Angeles Law - Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law [ Website ]

University of San Diego School of Law

  • Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]
  • Public Interest Law 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 ]
  • Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic [ Website ]

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

Connecticut

University of Connecticut School of Law

  • Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative [ Website ]

Yale Law School - Media Freedom and Information Access 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 ]

Florida State University-College of Law

Georgia

University of Georgia

Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Clinic [ Website ]
  • Law & Film Institute [ Website ]

Idaho

University of Idaho College of Law:

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

Illinois

University of Chicago Law School:

  • Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship [ Website ]
  • Innovation Clinic [ Website ]

Chicago-Kent College of Law:

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

DePaul University College of Law

  • Technology/Intellectual Property Clinic [ Website ]
  • Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

John Marshall Law School

  • Intellectual Property Patent Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Trademark Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Business Enterprise Law Clinic [ Website ]

Loyola University Chicago School of Law - Center for Business Law Clinic [ Website ]

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

University of Illinois College of Law

  • Intellectual Property Patent Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Trademark Law 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 - Intellectual Property Law Center [ Website ]

Kansas

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

Kentucky

University of Louisville-Brandeis School of Law - Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]

Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

  • Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Transaction Law Practice Center [ Website ]
  • W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology [ Website ]

Louisiana

Loyola University New Orleans - Technology and Legal Innovation [ Website ]

Southern University Law Center - Technology and Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

Tulane University Law School - Center for Technology Property Law and Culture [ Website ]

Maine

University of Maine School of Law - Center for Law + Innovation [ Website ]

Maryland

University of Baltimore School of Law

  • Community Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • Center for Law of Intellectual Property and Technology [ Website ]

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

Massachusetts

Boston College Law School

  • Community Enterprise Clinic [ Website ]
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation [ Website ]

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

Harvard Law School

  • Transactional Law Clinics (including Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Real Estate Clinic, Entertainment Law Clinic, and the Community Enterprise Project)  [ Website ]
  • Cyberlaw Clinic [ Website ]
  • Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project [ Website ]
  • Recording Artists Project [ Website ]

New England Law-Boston - Business and Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]

Northeastern University School of Law:

Suffolk University Boston Law School - Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

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

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

Michigan

Detroit Mercy Law School:

  • Trademark and Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]
  • International Patent Law Clinic [ Website ]

University of Michigan Law School:

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

Michigan State University-College of Law - Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law [ Website ]

Wayne State University School of Law

  • Business and Community Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Patent Procurement Clinic [ Website ]

Minnesota

Hamline University School of Law:

  • Business Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Clinic [ Website ]
  • Center for Law and Business [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Institute [ Website ]

University of Minnesota Law School:

  • Business Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]

University of St. Thomas School of Law-Minneapolis

  • Nonprofit Organizations Clinic [ Website ]
  • Trademark Clinic [ Website ]

Mississippi

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

Mississippi College School of Law - Business and Tax Law Center [ Website ]

Missouri

University of Missouri School of Law:

  • Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic [ Website ]
  • Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship [ Website ]

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 Clinic [ Website ]

Montana

None

Nebraska

Nebraska College of Law - Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]

Nevada

None

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire School of Law - Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic [ Website ]

New Jersey

Rutgers Law School

  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic [ Website ]
  • Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic [ Website ]

New Mexico

University of New Mexico School of Law

  • Community Lawyering Clinic [ Website ]
  • Economic Justice 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 ]
  • Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic [ Website ]

Cornell University Law School - Entrepreneurship Law Clinic [ Website ]

Fordham University School of Law:

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

Hofstra University Law School

  • Community & Economic Development Clinic [ Website ]
  • Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinical Practicum [ Website ]

New York Law School:

  • Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic [ Website ]
  • PTO Patent Clinic [ Website ]
  • PTO Trademark Clinic [ Website ]

New York University School of Law:

  • Business Law Transactions Clinic [ Website ]
  • Technology Law and Policy Clinic [Website ]
  • Innovation Externship [ Website ]

Syracuse University College of Law

  • Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute [ Website ]
  • Innovation Law Center [ Website ]

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center - Small Business and Not-for-Profit Law Clinic [ Website ]

Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law:

North Carolina

Campbell University-Norman Adrian Wiggins Law School - Blanchard Community Law Center [ Website ]

Duke University Law School

  • Community Enterprise Clinic [ Website ]
  • Start-Up Ventures 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 ]
  • Intellectual Property Institute [ Website ]

University of North Carolina School of Law:

  • Community Development Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic [ Website ]
  • UNC Center for Media Law and Policy [ Website ]
  • Intellectual Property Institute [ Website ]

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

North Dakota

None

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Law Clinics [ 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: Entrepreneurship and Community Development 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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