About the Transactional Law Clinics Program

The Transactional Law Clinics Program offers a range of legal services for transactions including:

  • entity formation
  • entity structuring and governance
  • advising on fundraising and financing issues
  • advising on nonprofit formation and federal tax-exemption issues
  • counseling on intellectual property matters
  • drafting commercial contracts
  • advising on real estate and land use matters
  • advising on employment law issues 
  • advising on various community and economic development matters

The program provides Michigan law students with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to be effective and ethical transactions attorneys including:

  • client intake
  • client interviewing
  • client matter and project planning
  • client counseling
  • contract drafting
  • strong oral and written communication
  • ethical legal practice
  • cross-cultural lawyering
  • reflective lawyering

Students interested in bidding for the Entrepreneurship Clinic and the Community Enterprise Clinic must bid through the Transactional Law Clinics Program. 

Students will be assigned to a transactions clinic based on experience, interest, and client need.