The L&E Clinic provides rising 2L and 3Ls with a flexible experiential learning experience.
While students can join the clinic for one or multiple semesters for a variety of credits, students generally take the Clinic for 3-5 credits. 1 credit represents 4 billable hours per week.
We are committed to accepting as many students as possible each semester. We evaluate applicants for background and interest in entrepreneurship, business transactions, and/or science.
Billable Hour Requirement Per Credit Hour
Clinic student attorneys track their billable hours as they would in a law firm. Billable hours include client work, class and reasonable homework time, and any marketing and networking commitments.
Students associates are expected to put in 4 hours of work for each credit for which they register.
Marketing & Networking
Each student will be required to participate in firm marketing and development activities. There is a maximum of 5 marketing or networking hours per semester that can contribute to billable hours.
Marketing events include:
- creating content on L&E Clinic social media,
- writing articles or blog posts on relevant issues, and
- making presentations on relevant subjects to business, non-profit or campus groups.
Each student attorney is also expected to participate in at least one meet-and-greet networking activity and one individual networking activity each semester:
A meet-and-greet networking activity is a group event where you meet different people, exchange business cards and learn about what they do.
An individual networking activity is a one-on-one event (meet for coffee, etc). To do this, identify one person in a relevant business area to contact and have a conversation; perhaps someone you met at a meet-and-greet networking activity.
Firm Meetings & Classes
Firm meetings and classes provide a forum for student attorneys to:
- present case studies analyzing interesting client issues,
- discuss client issues,
- share work product, and
- actively participate in lectures by guest speakers discussing specific areas of law, business, or entrepreneurship.