New Business Community Law Clinic



The clinic connects students with low-income entrepreneurs trying to start a new business, offering legal support to a diverse community of entrepreneurs in California’s East Bay and Central Valley. Students develop transactional law skills while learning how an in-house counsel guides a business.

Clinic Director: William Kell


William Kell has been practicing law since 1987, and teaching clinical programs since 1995. Before coming to Berkeley Law in 2001, he founded two clinics: a child advocacy clinic at Indiana University Law School, and a small business clinic at Cornell Law School. At Berkeley Law, he also started the New Business Community Law Clinic, an interdisciplinary clinical program designed to involve law and business students in assisting start-up businesses. He has also taught courses on Children and the Law and Mental Health Law, and regularly presents on transactional law clinical education at national and regional conferences. Read more.


Clinical Program Contact Information: 510.643.4800 •