Students will provide legal services to nonprofit organizations whose activities serve to improve the quality of life in economically disadvantaged communities. The CDL Clinic provides a wide variety of business-oriented legal services including forming legal entities (e.g., corporations, corporate subsidiaries, limited liability companies), helping organizations obtain state and federal tax-exemption, negotiating and drafting employment and vendor contracts, and forming strategic joint ventures. Students take primary responsibility for interviewing and counseling clients, drafting corporate documents, and providing legal advice in such areas as corporate governance, corporate risk assessment and mitigation, contract law, employment law, land use planning, state licensing requirements, and state and federal taxation.
The Law of Nonprofit Organizations is a pre- or co-requisite to participation in the CDL Clinic. In addition, Business Associations is recommended.