Curriculum

Nonprofit Law Clinic

B537 is taught by J. Prusak

The Indiana University Maurer School of Law#s 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. Depending on client needs, students will form new nonprofit entities; counsel clients looking to dissolve existing entities; draft and negotiate 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. Real-world client communication and collaboration skills are emphasized throughout the semester.

Class meets for 1.5 hours twice per week during the first six weeks of the semester. The remainder of the semester class meets only once per week. Throughout the semester students also have weekly one-hour individual supervision meetings with Professor Prusak.

Prerequisites:

1. Enrollment preference given to students who have taken Corporations.

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

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