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Summer I 2020
5402 Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic I - HEARD,C- 15106

Professor(s): Christopher Heard (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 1:00p-3:00p  T  Location:  

Course Outline: If UH mandates during this term that alternate delivery of courses is required, as occurred during Spring of 2020, please note that this course may be delivered via distance education and/or primarily electronic interaction.

Students represent entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profit organizations in connection with entity formation, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, raising capital, buying and selling equity and assets, working with employees and independent contractors, and other transactional business law matters. Students work under the supervision of a professor who is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

The clinic has a classroom component that meets once each week for 2 hours over the course of the semester. Student attorneys present and discuss their client matters during class meetings. The classroom component also provides students with a solid understanding of contract drafting and other skills necessary to be a successful transactional attorney.

Students must apply to the Clinic by submitting the online application at Students should not attempt to enroll themselves in this course. If you are accepted, the Clinic Program Manager will enroll you via the Office of Student Services. For fullest consideration, please apply before course registration opens.

Students must work in the Clinic 50 hours per course credit hour.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota = 8

Accepted students must attend a mandatory orientation held before classes begin. The date and time of orientation can be found on the Clinic webpage at

Enrolled students will receive a separate email with additional information.

Prerequisites: Yes  Good academic standing.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: clinic

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (3/31/2020 3:12:46 PM)

Book(s) Required

Drafting Contracts: How and Why Lawyers Do What They Do, Second Edition, Tina L. Stark, ISBN 978-0-7355-9477-7.