The Business Innovations Legal Clinic provides high-quality, pro bono transactional legal counsel to small businesses and non-profits working in economic development, many of which would not be able to obtain legal assistance otherwise. Our clients are based in Arkansas and are from the following sectors: food and farm, affordable housing, health, music and arts, and more. Services are provided throughout the state of Arkansas.
Under the close supervision of a licensed law professor with practice experience, students gain hands-on, transactional legal experience via three major methods:
- Individual Legal Counsel—traditional attorney-client services;
- Community Legal Workshops—live legal workshops on business formation, intellectual property basics, and other legal topics requested by community groups and small businesses; and
- Legal Toolkits and Reports—developing legal resource available to the public through online and print publication on a variety of topics including business formation, economic development guide to heirs properties in Arkansas, a joint venture manual for small businesses and nonprofits, and research summaries on various business growth issues.
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This clinic is funded by a generous grant from the Office of the Attorney General, State of Arkansas.