Duke Law Start-Up Ventures Clinic

About Start-Up Ventures Clinic

Attention Triangle Innovators and Entrepreneurs! Do you need help protecting your great idea? Could you use some assistance figuring out a good way to structure your new business? Duke Law’s Start-Up Ventures Clinic can help.

The Duke Law School Start-Up Ventures Clinic provides legal advice and assistance to seed and early stage entrepreneurial ventures that have not yet raised significant amounts of outside capital. The clinic assists clients in a wide variety of legal matters including formation, intellectual property protection, commercialization strategies and operational issues.

Clinic students provide advice and assist qualifying clients on new entity formation, founder equity and vesting, shareholder agreements, intellectual property assignment and licensing agreements, website terms and conditions, and other issues that new enterprises face in their start-up phase.

For more information about the clinic, click here or contact Jeff Ward (Ward@Law.Duke.edu) or Darrell Fruth (Darrell.Fruth@Duke.edu)

Office Hours

Over the course of the semester, Duke Law Start-Up Ventures Clinic will offer free, confidential office hours to answer general legal questions and point entrepreneurs to additional resources.

Drop by or reserve an appointment by clicking on your preferred date below:

Office hours will take place between the hours of 1:30PM and 3:30PM at the Duke I&E Bullpen, (215 Morris St., Suite 300, Durham 27701).

Contact Us

Phone: (919) 613-7169
Fax: (919) 613-7262
Jeff Ward: Ward@Law.Duke.edu
Darrell Fruth: Darrell.Fruth@Duke.edu

Start-Up Ventures Clinic
Duke Law School
Box 90360
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0360

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