Wayne State University

Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law

Photo of studentToday's business world is characterized by relentless and rapid innovation. The key to success is an education that includes the knowledge to identify opportunities as well as the skills to seize them.

The Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law coordinates Wayne Law’s broad array of business law courses, clinics, internships, and extracurricular/co-curricular and community engagement activities. The program focuses on developing the legal knowledge necessary to represent business clients and the business skills needed to successfully start a business.

The breadth of the field of business and corporate law is reflected in Wayne Law’s extensive business curriculum, taught by widely recognized full-time faculty.

Wayne Law also offers experiential learning and extracurricular and co-curricular activities designed to prepare students to represent entrepreneurs – or to become entrepreneurs themselves – while supporting entrepreneurship and business development in metro Detroit. In addition, the Law School offers students the chance to represent real clients on real legal matters through the Business and Community Law Clinic and Patent Procurement Clinic.

The Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law helps aspiring business professionals in underserved communities participate in the economic revival of Detroit. The program offers early-stage legal assistance to participating local startups and creates forums for entrepreneurs to receive general legal guidance, access community resources and share their own business experience.

Assistant (Clinical) Professor Eric Williams is director of the Program for Entrepreneurship and Business Law.

Training the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders