B.A., Macalester College 1969
J.D., University of Denver School of Law 1973
Eric Englund was recently hired by the UW Law School to create and manage the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic. Prior employment has included associate and partner at a Madison law firm; Executive Director of the Wisconsin Society of Architects; and President of the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance. He and his wife, Jane, own and operate a small business.
The Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic http://law.wisc.edu/academics/clinics/le/ was inaugurated in the fall of 2009, providing legal services to start-up businesses. Student lawyers, under the direct supervision of licensed attorneys, provide transactional legal services to new businesses. Legal work is reviewed by outside law firms as an additional means of maintaining quality control of the work product. Diverse transactional issues are confronted, including business formation, contract, intellectual property, employment law, and other legal issues facing entrepreneurs. The clinic functions using a paperless office keeping track of time, documents, meetings, and templates. Students participating in the clinic meet weekly to explore common issues both of substantive law and client interface. Outside speakers are used to assist in providing guidance. Supervising attorneys meet weekly with clinic participants to discuss specific client matters.