UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Accepting Client Applications


The University of Washington School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) is accepting applications for prospective clients for the fall term. ELC teams law and business students with pro bono attorneys and business advisors to provide critical early stage legal and business counseling to the following groups:

  • Technology Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business Owners
  • Social Entrepreneurs & Non-Profits
  • UW & ITHS Faculty Researchers

If you are interested in applying for ELC services, please complete their online application.

ELC accepts applications on a rolling basis and makes decisions on which clients to accept at least one month before each term begins. Selections for the Fall Term will be made by the end of August.

The ELC is a transactional and counseling clinic, which means they do not represent clients in litigation, arbitration, mediation, or any other active dispute. Instead their services center on providing your business with a comprehensive “legal and business audit” that will help you identify issues before they become serious problems. ELC will provide you with a confidential report, generally at the end of the academic quarter in which you or your business became a client. This report will also give you guidance on how to proceed to remedy potential problems and/or establish systems to limit or prevent standard formation and growth pitfalls. ELC’s standard representation includes a commitment only to the audit process. Upon mutual agreement between and ELC, they may extend their representation in subsequent quarters to assist you in basic entrepreneurship-focused legal service, such as forming a corporation or limited liability company or drafting trademark or patent applications, to name a few.

There are no fees for the ELC’s services, but clients are responsible for out-of-pocket expenses such as incorporation, patent, copyright, or trademark registration/filing fees.

To learn more about the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic click here.