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Business Law Clinic

Students want practical experience working with real clients as part of their Law School program. Many prefer a transactional setting to an adversarial one. The Business Law Clinic offers University of Minnesota Law School students the opportunity to represent business clients in a non-litigation context. Student attorneys gain broad transactional experience working with startup businesses and their entrepreneurial founders.

The Clinic is a two-semester, six-credit experience for 3Ls. Experienced business law attorneys from several law firms supervise two-person teams of law students working with clinic clients.

The Business Law Clinic does not take clients without a referral from one of its partners—the Metropolitan Economic Development Association, the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, the Small Business Administration Veterans Services Program, the Carlson School of Management's Business Hatchery and Entrepreneurship in Action classes, and other entities internal to the University of Minnesota.

For more information, visit http://www.law.umn.edu/academics/course-guide?field_course_number_value_selective%5B%5D=7860

Business Law Clinic Attorneys 2014-15

Jonathan Abram
Dorsey & Whitney

Christopher J. Bellini (’98)
Cozen O'Connor

Nathan L. Buller
Briggs & Morgan

Libby Dahlstrom (’12)
Best & Flanagan

Phil Duran (’00)
MAP for Nonprofits

Pat Elliott
Elliott Law Offices

Phil Fantle
Minnesota Corporate Counsel Assn

Jan Gillespie
Mortenson Construction

Dan Grimsrud (’03)
Best & Flanagan

Michael Howard (’10)
Ravich Meyer

Michael Johnson (’91)
Dorsey & Whitney

Daniel Kaplan (’93)
Best & Flanagan

Jon Levy
Lindquist & Vennum

James MacGillis (’97)
Trepanier MacGillis Battina

David March

Andrea Nelson
Voya Financial, Inc.

Jon Olson
Thomson Reuters

Amanda Parker Rusin
Polaris Industries, Inc.

Steve Rubin (’69)
Stinson Leonard Street

Benjamin Skoglund (’10)
Lindquist & Vennum

Hema Viswanathan (’05)
Valspar Corporation

Kristi Zentner
Cozen O'Connor

Related Clinics:

Bankruptcy Clinic

Tax Clinic