The Layered Onion has had the opportunity to work with University of Wisconsin Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship (L&E) Clinic since June of 2021. The Layered Onion would encourage any early-stage entrepreneur to learn more about the L&E Clinic. We are glad that we did!
About the L&E Clinic
The L&E Clinic provides free legal services to nascent entrepreneurs and early-stage companies through the work of law students supervised by faculty and private sector attorneys.
The work of the L&E Clinic closely traces the dynamic evolution of the Madison startup community. Since the creation of the L&E Clinic, they have helped thousands of founders, creators and inventors start innovative businesses. Those businesses have grown along with us.
Today, they are known throughout the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Madison and beyond for ushering promising, innovative companies through the early stages of their business life cycle.
The L&E Clinic Mission
The L&E Clinic provides free legal services to nascent entrepreneurs and early stage companies through the work of law students supervised by faculty and private sector attorneys.
They have three primary goals:
- train law students in the practical aspects of transactional law while providing a challenging academic experience,
- provide high quality legal services to entrepreneurs and startup companies, and
- impact the Wisconsin economy by helping local businesses launch and grow.
Who are Services Available to?
The L&E Clinic is designed to help entrepreneurs develop businesses that create a positive economic impact for the state of Wisconsin.
They select applicants with a connection to Wisconsin who would otherwise be unlikely to obtain qualified legal advice. This usually means the applicant has not received a significant round of outside funding or financing from investors. They are also interested in whether the work requested presents an interesting educational opportunity for our students.