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Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (ELC)

The Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (ELC) is a joint program of the Indiana University School of Law and the Kelley School of Business. The ELC is designed to be capstone experience for JD/MBA candidates interested in business and transactional practice . The ELC seeks to expose students to the practical legal and business realities of start-up and early stage businesses, and to provide opportunities to actively participate in the legal and business challenges facing such companies.

The clinic is one of just a few transactional clinics in the country. Fourth-year joint JD/MBA students and third year law students have the unique opportunity to assist early stage ventures with legal issues such as obtaining permits and licenses; researching and registering intellectual property rights; negotiating contracts and leases; and advising on the appropriate business form. ELC students also draw on the resources and expertise of the Kelley School of Business's nationally recognized Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to participate in the evaluation, development, and financing of such companies.

The ELC has JD/MBAs that work on specific projects with early stage companies that demonstrate a high growth potential. Many of these companies will come from Indiana's growing life sciences field as well as information technology. The ELC works with companies affiliated with the Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC), IU's Indianapolis-based technology transfer center; and the Entrepreneurial Innovations Lab (EIL), a program of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation that assists IU faculty scientists in accelerating the commercialization of their research in life sciences and information technology.

For further information contact:
Mark E. Need
Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Director, Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
(812) 856-2809

needm[at] indiana [dot] edu