Startup Clinic

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The Startup Clinic (formerly "Startup Practicum") connects University of Miami School of Law students with new ventures in need of legal assistance. Students in the Startup Clinic help clients with organizing, financing, talent, intellectual property, risk, regulation and other legal issues that arise for entrepreneurs as they launch their new businesses and organizations. Students also help with client development and related activities.

Prospective Clients

To request legal representation from the Miami Law Startup Clinic, please fill out the Potential Startup Clinic Client In-Take Form:

Potential Client In-Take Form


Specific legal matters students in the Startup Clinic assist clients with include:

  • Selecting and forming a business entity, such as LLC or C-corp
  • Evaluating, negotiating and documenting financing transactions (equity and debt)
  • Drafting independent contractor, employee, joint venture and other agreements
  • Protecting intellectual property, including applying for patents and trademarks
  • Drafting Terms of Service and Privacy Policies for websites and apps

Enrollment is extremely limited and preference is given to 3Ls who are registered in the BILT Concentration and have completed Startup Law and Entrepreneurship, Business Associations, Securities Regulation, the Investors Rights Clinic, Employment Law, intellectual property courses (i.e. Trademark Law, Patent Law, Copyright Law and IP for Business Lawyers), Administrative Law, LawWithoutWalls and Professional Responsibility.

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Startup Clinic
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Email: Jaime Vining at