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The Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic

The Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic

Launched in December 2019, The Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic, housed at ​​Raleigh Founded, is one of six Campbell Law School pro bono clinics, which bridge classroom and hands-on learning. Experienced lawyers provide students with oversight on client legal issues such as business entity formation, employee/contractor documentation, equity compensation plans and awards, commercial agreements such as NDAs and vendor agreements. These services are all provided at no cost as a way to give back and foster the vibrant North Carolina entrepreneurial community.

The clinic is named in honor of Innovate Capital Law, a leading Triangle area law firm with veteran licensed business attorney Benji Jones at the helm, who also serves as the clinic’s director. Jones and a team of law students work with early stage companies across The Triangle’s innovation hub to help them solve real-world business and legal problems to navigate to the next growth stage. In the past, they’ve helped start-up internet, software, biomedical and publishing clients.

The clinic is currently accepting applicants through  Dec. 31, 2021 to receive free legal services by completing their online questionnaire. A dozen businesses will be selected to receive in-kind services ranging from several thousand dollars to more than $10,000. Selection criteria included below:

  • The business or project meets North Carolina Bar standards for being eligible for the pro bono legal services the clinic provides
  • The business or project matches the business law experience of the clinic’s director
  • The business or project provides potential educational value to the students