Fall 2020
6324 Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic I - HEARD,C- 16394

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

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 1:00p-3:00p  T  Location:  

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 revised 7/22/20

Course Notes:   The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

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.

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This course will have:
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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: clinic

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (8/10/2020 1:04:08 PM)

No book required for this course