The Community Development Law Clinic is a two-semester clinic in which third-year students provide corporate and transactional counsel to North Carolina nonprofit community development organizations. The CDL Clinic aims to help students develop skills in corporate and transactional law while serving the legal needs of under-resourced North Carolina communities.
CDL students work on a wide variety of business law projects including:
Students take primary responsibility for interviewing clients about their legal needs, structuring the legal projects, negotiating on behalf of their clients and drafting all necessary legal documents. Depending on the scope of the project, students are assigned to clients individually or in teams.
The Law of Nonprofit Organizations is a pre- or co-requisite to participation in the CDL Clinic. In addition, Business Associations is recommended.