Small Business Legal Clinic

Small Business Legal Clinic

The Small Business Legal Clinic is an economic justice clinic that provides low-income small business owners and entrepreneurs access to transactional legal services. Under the direction of experienced attorneys, law students represent small and emerging businesses in transactional (not litigation) matters. Services include entity and entity creation, contract review and drafting, business financing, debt solutions, copyright and trademark creation, and compliance issues. Seventy-five percent of the clients are businesses owned by women, recent immigrants, and people from communities of color. In addition, SBLC’s pro bono Patent Program is the only law school clinic in Oregon that is certified by the USPTO. Students gain practical experience in filing both patent and trademark applications.

Small Business Legal Clinic