Curriculum

Nonprofit Law Clinic

B537 is taught by J. Prusak

The Indiana University Maurer School of Laws Nonprofit Legal Clinic is a threecredit, one semester, transactional legal clinic, offered to second and thirdyear law students.

The clinic allows students to engage in public interest lawyering through business and transactional work for nonprofit organizations. Clinic students form new nonprofit entities; counsel clients looking to dissolve existing entities; edit internal governance documents; draft contacts and memoranda of understanding; provide basic tax advice; advise on governance, employment, communications, intellectual property, and compliance matters; and provide a wide variety of other transactional legal assistance as needed. Students will also receive a concrete introduction to the federal and state laws governing nonprofit organizations.

Students develop fundamental analytical, editorial, counseling, communication, planning, and negotiation skills through live projects and classroom work that make them well suited to serve as counsel to organizations in either the private or public sector.

Prerequisites:

1. Corporations (may be taken the same semester as the NPLC)

2. Prior to registering students must submit a short statement of interest to Professor Jennifer Prusak (jsprusak@indiana.edu), the NPLC Director, that explains why they wish to take the course.