Monday, January 28, 2008
The Tulsa College of Law has started a new law clinic experience, called the "Social Enterprise and Economic Development (SEED) project, designed to give students real world experience with the organization and operation of nonprofit organizations. Here is a snippet from a recent online article.
[Professor Patience] Crowder said there is a trend among law schools to go “beyond the traditional notion of what lawyers are and what folks are familiar with, recognizing that once people graduate, practice is often very different from what they experienced in law school.”TU’s new clinic allows enrolled students to practice transactional law with small businesses, community groups and nonprofits as clients. Crowder said clinic students will do everything from tax-exempt applications to working with nonprofit organizations that have social entrepreneurship or business-minded missions.