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Community and Economic
Development Clinic

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Contact Information
CEDlawclinic@umich.edu
313.593.0934
734.615.8735

The Community and Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) is dedicated to promoting vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities by providing transactional legal services to nonprofit and community based-organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based entrepreneurs and small businesses. The CEDC was founded in 1991. We provide creative solutions to the transactional needs of clients in our mission to promote community and economic development in Detroit and other underserved urban areas of the region.

Our clients work with student attorneys under the close supervision of faculty members who are licensed attorneys with significant transactional experience.



Recent Client

Jevona WatsonJevona Watson’s coffee shop, Detroit Sip, is a gem hidden among the underdeveloped buildings of West McNichols Road. It opened its doors on November 18, 2017, with no small amount of gratitude to the University of Michigan’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP).

Read about how the CEDC impacted Jevona...

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