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Advising Michigan's transformative entrepreneurs, innovators & makers

MSU Law Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic

Apply now for the EEILC's legal services! In mid-October 2023, the EEILC will begin review of applications received before October 1 for its January 2024 intake interviews. 


The Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic (EEILC) at MSU Law offers free transactional legal services to underserved entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers across Michigan who aspire to increase equity. Under the supervision of experienced and licensed faculty, upper-level law student attorneys assume primary responsibility and work directly with transformative entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers to address their transactional legal needs.

Apply now to be considered for representation, and join our mailing list to learn about opportunities to receive our legal services.

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Our Mission

The Equitable Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic supports Michigan's underserved, high-impact entrepreneurial organizations who transform the marketplace and society more broadly with their innovations and creations.

We accomplish our mission by:

  1. Training students to develop analytical skills, authentic professional identities, and autonomy, while they also learn how transactional law can contribute to equity
  2. Providing a breadth of free legal services to entrepreneurs, innovators and makers, from direct legal representation in transactions, to community-oriented capacity-building in workshops, office hours, and meetups
  3. Pursuing systemic change through elevating underrepresented voices, values, and visions in entrepreneurship and innovation law

Calendar of Events

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Fall Semester Begins
Monday 8/21/23

Office Closed for Labor Day
Monday 9/5/23

Office Closed for Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day
Monday 10/9/23

Office Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday-Friday 11/21/23-11/24/23

Community Legal Workshop
Wednesday 11/8/23

Community Office Hours
Friday-Saturday 11/10/23-11/11/23

Winter Semester Ends
Wednesday 12/15/23

Limited Summer Clinic Operations
Thursday-Sunday 12/16/23-1/7/24

Winter Semester Begins
Monday 1/8/24

Office Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday 1/15/24

Office Closed for Presidents' Day
Monday 2/19/24

Office Closed for Spring Break
Monday-Friday 2/26/24-3/1/24

Community Legal Workshop
Tuesday 4/2/24

Community Office Hours
Friday-Saturday 3/22/24-3/23/24

Winter Semester Ends
Wednesday 5/8/25

Limited Summer Clinic Operations
Mid-May to Mid-August 2024