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Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic


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Front Row Left to Right: Marina Garza, Anastasia Cunningham-Thomas, Back Row Left to Right: Jhett Nelson, Karen Paup, Gina Casey, Ruby Roa, Heather Way

Clinic students provide transactional business law representation to entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and community groups.  Our clients are strengthening their communities through job creation, the production and preservation of affordable housing, asset building strategies for low-income individuals, and the provision of innovative and valuable goods and services for their communities.  The legal services we provide include: choice of entity counseling, formation of for-profit and nonprofit entities, assistance in obtaining and maintaining federal tax-exempt status, contract review and drafting, real estate work, trademark and copyright work, employment law counseling, and general counsel services for nonprofit boards of directors.  The Clinic also offers a policy tract in which students work with community groups to develop local and statewide policy solutions to community development issues. The Clinic is a partnership between the Law School and Texas Community Building With Attorney Resources (Texas C-BAR), a project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.