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Non-Profit Legal Clinic

The Nonprofit Legal Clinic offers educational components and interdisciplinary program building within Indiana Law's three constituent communities: the school, the greater university, and the state of Indiana. It is available to second- and third-year students.

Within the Law School, the clinic bridges the gap for students between curriculum and practice in a client-based environment. At IU, the clinic has the opportunity to combine with other extant centers, degree programs, and interdisciplinary programs. In Indiana, the clinic aspires to become a resource for the nonprofit community of Indiana by offering a community service to selected clients, while at the same time educating students.

The NPLC provides you with opportunities to engage in public interest lawyering through business and transactional work for non-profit organizations. Depending on clients' specific needs, you will form new entities; draft and negotiate contracts; provide basic tax advice;assist with funding and financing projects;advise on governance, communications and compliance matters; provide general corporate support to the clinic's clients; and provide other transactional legal assistance as needed. During the course of the semester, you will develop fundamental analytical, editorial, counseling, planning and negotiation skills in the context of live projects as well as classroom work.

Jennifer Prusak
Director, Nonprofit Legal Clinic
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
e-mail: jsprusak@indiana.edu

Course description for B537: Non-Profit Legal Clinic