Support the Business Law Innovation Clinic
The Northern Illinois University College of Law is excited to announce that it launched a new Business Law Innovation Clinic (BLIC) in August 2022. Located on the NIU DeKalb campus at the College of Law in Swen Parson Hall, the BLIC is directed by assistant clinical professor Lawrence A. Stein, a 1993 graduate of the NIU College of Law and attorney with decades of a successful private law practice.
The BLIC offers high-quality, transactional legal assistance to primarily underrepresented entrepreneurs, small-business owners and nonprofit business organizations. The BLIC will focus on providing legal representation and assistance in the areas of business formation, Business Enterprise Program certification, obtaining 501(c)(3) status, drafting bylaws, reviewing contracts to sell and purchase, advising on corporate record-keeping, and general intellectual property issues, such as trademark registration. For all other matters that may be beyond the expertise of the clinic, the BLIC will enlist the assistance of its advisory board members or refer those matters to expert legal counsel.