5402 Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic I - HEARD,C- 16681
Christopher Heard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships
Time: 1:00p-3:00p T Location: 260
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. For fullest consideration, please apply before course registration opens.
Students must work in the Clinic 50 hours per course credit hour.
Course Syllabus: Syllabus
Course Notes: (Face-to-Face) The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.
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.
First Day Assignments:
Final Exam Schedule:
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: clinic
Bar Course: No
DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)
Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)
Course Materials: Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do, Second Edition, Tina L. Stark, ISBN 978-0-7355-9477-7
4170 Martin Luther King Blvd
Houston, TX 77204-6060
713-743-2094 Legal Clinics