Client Criteria

The Law & Entrepreneurship (L&E) Clinic is designed to help entrepreneurs develop businesses that create a positive economic impact for the state of Wisconsin. 

We select applicants with a connection to Wisconsin who would otherwise be unlikely to obtain qualified legal advice. This usually means the applicant has not received a significant round of outside funding or financing from investors. We are also interested in whether the work requested presents an interesting educational opportunity for our students. 

Application Process

  1. Fill out the "Request Legal Advice" form.
  2. We will contact you to schedule an initial screening interview. Screening interviews typically occur weekly.
  3. After the screening interview, we will let you know whether our services are a good fit for your legal needs.


Sending an email to us or submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship, and any information you include will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential. You should not send sensitive or confidential information to this email address or using this form.

The information provided in your application and subsequent surveys and questionnaires may be used for quality improvement of the services provided by the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. We may use the information gathered from you in the course of your application and subsequent services to learn how we can be more effective. We will never publish any personally identifiable information, and we will take all reasonable efforts to ensure that your identity is not ascertainable from the information that may be published. In the course of gathering information, we will indicate information which is minimally required for providing services; you are under no obligation to provide additional information. We endeavor to provide the best services we can, and any information and feedback that you can provide will help to make us better.

Issues Not Handled by the L&E Clinic

  • Litigation/disputes (or situations where litigation appears likely)
  • Pure tax advice
  • International law

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