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Fall 2017
5402 Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic I - HEARD,C/KING- 20158

Professor(s): Christopher Heard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Jeffrey  King (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: 115  BLB

Course Outline: Students represent entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profit organizations in connection with entity formation, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, raising capital, buying and selling equity and assets, working with employees and independent contractors, and other transactional business law matters. Students work under the supervision of a professor who is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

The clinic has a classroom component that meets once each week for 2 hours over the course of the semester. Student attorneys present and discuss their client matters during class meetings. The classroom component also provides students with a solid understanding of contract drafting and other skills necessary to be a successful transactional attorney.

Students must apply to the Clinic by submitting the online application at https://uhlc.wufoo.com/forms/m1263f5v0xj9tln/. Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in this course. If you are accepted, the Clinic Program Manager will enroll you via the Office of Student Services.

Students must work in the Clinic 50 hours per course credit hour.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 9/5/17

Course Notes:   Quota = 8

Accepted students must attend a mandatory full day orientation held the Wednesday before the first day of classes. A Clinic student group picture will be taken during orientation. Enrolled students will receive a separate email with additional information.

The date and time of orientation can be found in the Clinic webpage at www.law.uh.edu/clinic/clinic-orientation.asp

Prerequisites: Yes  - Good academic standing. Federal Income Tax and Business Organizations are highly recommended.

First Day Assignments: See syllabus.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: No

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (3/2/2017 8:52:19 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do, Second Edition, Tina L. Stark, ISBN 978-0-7355-9477-7.