Curriculum

Nonprofit Law Clinic

B537 is taught by J. Prusak

The Indiana University Maurer School of Laws Nonprofit Legal Clinic is a three-credit, one semester, transactional legal clinic, offered to second- and third-year law students.

The clinic allows students to engage in public interest lawyering through business and transactional work for nonprofit organizations. Students form new nonprofit entities; counsel clients looking to dissolve existing entities; draft contracts; provide basic tax advice; advise on governance, employment, communications, intellectual property, and compliance matters; provide general corporate support; and provide other transactional legal assistance as needed.

Students develop fundamental analytical, editorial, counseling, planning and negotiation skills through live projects and classroom work that make them well suited to serve as in-house or outside counsel to organizations in a wide variety of settings. Client communication and collaboration skills are emphasized throughout the semester.

Prerequisites:

1. Registration preference will be given to students who have taken Corporations and/or Nonprofit Organizations, or who plan to enroll in one or both courses the same semester they enroll in the clinic.

2. Prior to registering interested students must submit a short statement of interest to Professor Jennifer Prusak (jsprusak@indiana.edu), the NPLC Director.