Each clinical semester begins with intensive classes taught on-campus which may include weekend days.
Students will offer early-stage transactional legal advice and representation to entry-level entrepreneurs, innovators, and start-up businesses. Students will prepare to provide direct clinical or field placement representation on matters such as entity selection and formation, contract drafting, intellectual property protection, financing, and regulatory and compliance matters (including employment, licensing, and other state and local matters). Students will also develop the skills and knowledge to facilitate workshops, outreach and community training to educate and encourage entrepreneurship and creative business development, playing an especially important role in underserved and economically disadvantaged communities.
- All required first year classes and Professional Responsibility
This clinic is supported by the generous donation of NSU Trustee Mitchell Berger and Sharon Kegerreis Berger, both of whom serve on the NSU Law Board of Governors. The Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic will enable NSU to provide direct legal service to nonprofit organizations, NSU students, and researchers associated with the new NSU Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), as well as innovators in technology, life sciences, and in the creative communities.
In addition to direct legal services, the clinic, in partnership with other NSU colleges, will serve to extend science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for NSU students who are inventing and innovating as well as STEM education for law students working in fields such as intellectual property, data security and technology. The clinic will also facilitate workshops, outreach and community training to educate and encourage entrepreneurship and creative business development, playing an especially important role in underserved and economically disadvantaged communities. | Full Press Release