IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship
IJ Clinic Director Beth Milnikel, left, and IJ Clinic client Alex Morales, of Smartmouth Design meet in his woodworking shop with IJ Clinic law students Simon Rasin and Shawna Doran.
What Can I Learn in the IJ Clinic?
The IJ Clinic is the Law School's first and only practical training ground for law students who are interested in transactional work generally and entrepreneurship specifically. The IJ Clinic involves students in every phase of client representation. Students interview applicants and help decide which clients to accept and engage, travel into the city's neighborhoods to visit the clients' businesses, research regulatory issues, prepare filings, draft and review contracts, counsel clients on the protection of intellectual property and, most importantly, assist entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality.
Who is Eligible?
IJ Clinic students are required to take Entrepreneurship and The Law, a three-credit seminar, or receive instructor approval based on similar coursework. Eligible students enroll in the IJ Clinic during the Law School's registration period.
Students must commit to work in the IJ Clinic for two quarters at least, to help us ensure continuity of service to our clients.
Can I Get Credit for My Work in the IJ Clinic?
The Law School grants students one credit for every term in which they work an average of five hours per week, with a maximum of three credits per term and a maximum of seven credits during their stay at the Law School.
How Can I Learn More?
Feel free to stop by the IJ Clinic, which is in the southeast corner of the first floor of the Arthur Kane Center (K108-K111), call us at (773) 834-3129 or email Beth Kregor.
I just wanted to say that it was a great pleasure working with both of you over the last two years. I greatly appreciate all the advice and training you both provided me. I have no doubt it will be invaluable in my future practice.
-Tarek, Class of 2009
I feel privileged to have helped [a client] realize her dream through the IJ Clinic. As her business grows , I know her limitless energy, tenacity and optimism will inspire the next class of law students to be as passionate about entrepreneurship as she has made me.
-Angela, Class of 2005