Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic now accepting new client applications for fall

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RALEIGH – Campbell Law School’s Innovate Capital Business Law Clinic is looking for a few start-up businesses to receive free legal services this fall. The clinic and its student-attorneys strive to provide local businesses with specialized legal services needed to scale and grow.  

Clinic Director Benji Jones  will utilize decades of experience working with start-ups to supervise up to eight third-year Campbell Law School students. The Clinic is located in Raleigh Founded (formerly HQ Raleigh) in the Raleigh warehouse district. 

“We are looking for about a dozen start-up businesses,” said Jones, who is also the Clinic’s co-founder. “The value of the free services they receive may range from several thousand dollars to more than $10,000.” 

Interested applicants should complete an online questionnaire at this link as soon as possible, and selections will be made in August. 

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria: 

  • 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 Director;
  • The business or project provides potential educational value to the students. 

In the past, the Clinic has provided start-up internet, software, biomedical and publishing clients with a range of services, including: 

  • Counseled founder groups; 
  • Organized corporations and limited liability companies;
  • Written Employee and contractor agreements; 
  • Created equity compensation plans; 
  • Prepared NDAs, license agreements and other contracts;
  • Provided term sheets for financings. 

Each Clinic client is assigned two law students who are supervised by Jones. 

“The Clinic helps bridge classroom learning and the hands-on practice of law,” Jones added. “We help entrepreneurs navigate initial lifecycles and solve real world legal problems. We look forward to the day the ‘next big thing’ emerges from our collaboration. 

Questions regarding the Clinic should be directed to Jones at 


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