Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic (EBLC) was created to serve startup and emerging businesses that need transactional legal assistance. The clinic began operation in January 2012. The College's seventh clinic, the EBLC benefits third-year Moritz students by providing them the opportunity to represent entrepreneurs and their businesses while simultaneously supporting and furthering Ohio's mission of sustained economic growth.
Students enrolled in the EBLC assist young companies – not ready or able to hire attorneys – on a pro bono basis and offers legal service on matters such as business formation and governance, regulation of Internet commerce, employment contracts, due diligence, valuation and finance, licensing, and intellectual property issues.
The EBLC is a four-credit course that includes an academic portion along with the clinical work. The program was launched by Assistant Clinical Professor Lee Thomason. More information on course structure and clinic faculty is available from the Registrar. See the Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic in the news here:
- "Ohio State clinic pairs budding lawyers with aspiring business owners," Columbus Business First
- "Clinic students take home prizes in business competition," SideBar
Students interested in business law should also consider the College’s other offerings, such as
- the Schottenstein Zox & Dunn's Distinguished Practitioners in Residence Program in Business Law, which welcomes leading practitioners from around the world to Moritz to teach one-credit courses;
- the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal; and
- the Moritz Corporate Fellowship Program, which places new Moritz graduates within the general counsel offices of leading national corporations.