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Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic

In the Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic (Transactional Clinic), upper-level law students provide business and legal assistance to small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Topeka and surrounding areas.

The Transactional Clinic has two primary goals:

  • To help students develop skills in business counseling and transactional law, and
  • To serve the legal needs of businesses and nonprofit organizations that cannot afford to hire legal counsel

These are done under the supervision of an experienced licensed attorney who is also a member of the law school faculty.

Students must apply and be selected to enroll in this clinic.

The Transactional Clinic provides a wide variety of legal assistance, but does not assist businesses or organizations with litigation. Business counseling and legal services include:

  • Drafting and reviewing business plans
  • Counseling on choice of entity formation and start-up services to for-profit and nonprofit groups
  • Drafting and filing charter documents
  • Drafting governing documents, such as bylaws, operating agreements, and partnership/shareholder agreements
  • Applying for tax-exempt status for nonprofit organizations
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, leases, and licensing agreements
  • Counseling on compliance with local, state, and federal laws
  • Research and counseling on select intellectual property issues

The transactional law practice also is a natural complement to the Business and Transactional Law Center.

Fall 2024 Clinic Application

Application information and orientation information can be found at the link below.

Orientation for all students enrolled in Law Clinic for the Fall 2024 semester will be August 21, 2024, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.. Please mark your calendar if you plan to take Clinic in the fall.