adjunct professor Russell T. Schundler; 2 Credits
Students in the Transactional Law Clinic provide legal counsel to start-up companies and draft basic corporate documentation. Through the clinic, students advise MBA candidates at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business who are participating in the Darden Business Incubator. The Incubator is a program designed to help Darden students launch new business ventures.
To prepare clinic students to advise the Incubator participants, the first half of the semester how to handle the issues such businesses most frequently encounter. Then clinic students work under the supervision of a licensed attorney to counsel the start-up companies. Students will conduct interviews and research key concerns as they formulate a legal plan for the business. They also will identify what legal documents the business requires, and draft those documents.