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Intellectual Property with Rutgers Law Clinic

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

25 James Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Admission:
Free
For more info:
Maria Lozada
973-353-5950

The Community Law Clinic is one of the nation’s first combined community development-corporate-transactional-intellectual property law clinics and the school’s only primarily non-litigation clinic. Students provide legal start-up services to public interest-oriented entrepreneurs and act as counsel to small businesses, non-profits, charter schools and to major community development corporations (CDC’s) in an effort to help transform blighted communities by creating employment opportunities, supportive local services and institutions, and affordable housing. As counsel to small businesses and non-profits, clinic law students: oversee asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and development of arts and entertainment projects ;provide legal guidance on trademark, copyright, patent and related intellectual property issues; lead young non-profit corporations through the complex process of achieving federal recognition as tax-exempt charitable organizations; negotiate real estate deals, equipment leases and other business contracts; As counsel to charter schools, clinic law students: review contracts to ensure compliance with the law; negotiate and draft staff and teacher employment contracts In all of these functions, students learn to blend business and legal advice, and are trained to be sound corporate counsel while representing community businesses and organizations that serve the underrepresented. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Fee NO COST