Business Enterprise Law Clinic

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BELAW Fall 2015 Class

(front, left to right) Maretta Smith, Harry Chipeta, John Gealfow, Tmara Abidalrahim, Michael Duhn, Adeboje Abidemi, Abby Bishop; (middle, left to right) Victor Cerda, Pham Viet Do, Jerome Wade III, Michael Schlesinger (BELAW Director), Ricky Breen, Brittany McKelvie, Josept Stacho; (back, left to right) Ebonie Townsend (Clinic Coordinator), Erica Jaeger, Dustin Curtis, Leander Gorski, Christopher Parrish, Vaughn Drozd, James Nowak

It is undeniable that the practice of law and the market for lawyers are changing. Law firms are demanding that recent law school graduates arrive with ready-to-work skills that make them productive lawyers from the start. As a law student, the Business Enterprise Law Clinic (BELAW) offers you unique, real-world business and transactional legal experience. You'll represent actual clients in business and transactional matters under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, who is an experienced business and transactional lawyer.

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Impact Communities

The BELAW will be the capstone experience to your legal education. It will enable you to apply the substantive principles of law you've learned throughout law school to real business and transactional matters. One of our goals is to inspire students like you to engage in public service throughout their careers. BELAW students impact communities through their work on behalf of clients that enhance:


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Business Enterprise Law Clinic
The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Michael Schlesinger
Director, BELAW
Phone: 312.386.2829