Academics: Professional Training

Nonprofit Clinic

ADJUNCT PROFESSORS CAMILYN K. LEONE AND MAYNARD SIPE; 6 CREDITS

Offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center, students in this yearlong clinic advise and work directly with local nonprofit boards on a “legal health checkup” and other matters such as initial formation, establishing tax-exempt status, charitable solicitation, state/local taxation, contracts and ongoing legal compliance.

Class sessions examine corporate law and governance principles through the lens of Virginia state and local laws applied to clients’ issues. Check-in sessions will support practical work for clients. Client communication, organization and document-editing skills are key to success in the course.

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