Startup Law Initiative

Through the Startup Law Initiative (SLI), 1L students work with local startup founders to incorporate their businesses, allowing them to overcome otherwise cost preventative barriers. Students’ work includes research, client intake, interviews, drafting and filing documents (e.g., articles of incorporation), and interactions with clients and supervising attorneys. The business owners must meet income requirements to qualify for assistance.

Time Commitment:  15-20 hours per semester. This includes trainings.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can LLM students apply? Yes, both 1L and LLM students are welcome to apply.
  2. What times/days of the week will meetings take place? Trainings will likely take place at lunch or in the evenings as they will be conducted by our supervising attorneys. Specific dates and times have not yet been set. Actual client work will be done on your own time, coordinated with your teammate(s).
  3. Is prior experience required/preferred? No! Training will be provided, so no experience is necessary. One of the goals of the organization is to provide exposure to actual corporate transactional work for students who are interested but have not had prior opportunities to explore this type of work.
  4. How many students will you be accepting? We accepted four students in Fall 2016 and plan to accept an additional four in Spring 2017.

For more information, please contact the student leaders at startuplawinitiative@gmail.com.

How To Apply

 


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