Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic

Clinical Legal Education in Business and Transactional Law

The practice of law and the market for lawyers are changing. Law firms are demanding that recent law school graduates arrive with ready-to-work skills that will make them productive lawyers from the start. As such, law schools have an obligation to equip their graduates with the skill set to become competent business and transactional lawyers.

Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (JD 291)

Our Basic Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic provides practical, real-world training in business and transactional law by representing not-for-profit organizations and business persons with limited financial resources to retain legal counsel in connection with their business and transactional matters. Students concentrate on the legal and business issues of particular transactions to understand the business and professional demands of practicing law and upon completion will possess a solid foundation of skills necessary to be a business and transactional lawyer. Students taking the Basic Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic must register for both the class and clinic components. Students who have previously taken the Basic Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic can register for the Advanced Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic, which provides further opportunity to refine their skills and assist real-world clients. The advanced clinic may be repeated.

Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic

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Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic
UIC John Marshall Law School
300 S. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 144
Email: cesec@jmls.edu

Renee Hatcher
Director, Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 829
Email: rhatche@jmls.edu