Wayne State University

Business and Community Law Clinic

For students

The Business and Community Law Clinic is Wayne Law's transactional clinic. The clinic prepares students for real-world practice, combining weekly seminars with representation of real-world for-profit clients who cannot afford to pay for legal services offered by attorneys in the private bar. In the course of representations, students will act as counselors in the truest sense of the word, advising on both business and legal matters. In addition to direct client representation, clinic students also engage in research and other activities that support entrepreneurship in Detroit.

The legal services provided vary from semester to semester based on client needs. Among the services the clinic offers are:

  • Contract review and preparation
  • Entity formation
  • Preparation of trademark and copyright applications
  • Review and drafting of commercial real estate documents

Since the clinic began serving clients in 2007, it has provided legal assistance to dozens of for-profit clients, including record labels, a day spa, technology companies, a bath and body care manufacturer and a financial literacy company.

The Business and Community Law Clinic isn't offering any student positions during fall 2016 and winter 2017.

For more information, email lawclinics@wayne.edu or callĀ (313) 577-4015.

For potential clients

The Business and Comunity Law Clinic isn't accepting new clients. If you would like to receive an email notification when the clinic is accepting new clients again, email lawclinics@wayne.edu.

"The Business and Community Law Clinic offered me an opportunity to obtain real experience with real clients and real legal issues. Law school prepares someone to think like a lawyer and know the law, but the clinic provided practical context that is invaluable in the workplace. That practical context provided me a leg up in interviews, and I am confident that without my experience in the clinic, I would not be working where I am now."

Adam Blaylock
Wayne Law Class of 2013
Law Clerk, Tomkiw Enwright PLC

Advocating for justice, serving the community, revitalizing Detroit and Michigan