"The experience that I've gained working in the Transactional Clinic is one that is invaluable and unlike any law school class. The hands-on experience of helping clients set up small businesses and working with them in drafting contracts sheds light on the practical application of the law. The Transactional Clinic gave me first hand knowledge and experience in what a contract looks like and what goes into putting together a contract to meet the needs of each client."
Transactional Clinic, Fall 2011
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Professor Kafah Bachari Manna
THE TRANSACTIONAL CLINIC provides students with the perspective of the business decision maker. Students assist small businesses and non-profit organizations with legal matters encountered on a daily basis, including negotiating lease agreements, selecting a proper organizational structure, developing employment policies, and the buying and selling of businesses. Through close consultation with supervising faculty, students engage with their business clients not only in providing legal solutions to problems, but also by giving advice that complements and enhances the clients’ business strategies.
The Transactional Clinic has a classroom component that meets for two hours a week for 14 weeks over the course of the semester. The classroom component provides students with a solid grounding in interviewing, counseling, negotiating, and drafting.
The Transactional Clinic is a 3 unit graded course offered the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Prerequisite: Good Academic Standing. Professional Responsibility is strongly recommended.
All students accepted in the Transactional Clinic must attend a mandatory ½ day orientation held the Wednesday before the first day of school.