The Transactional Lab & Clinic (TLC) presents clients with an opportunity to work with bright and motivated law students, working directly under faculty supervision, on transactional and related business-law matters of value to the client.
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TLC has both classroom and project-work components.
In the classroom, students develop transactional knowledge and skills, through exercises, readings, and discussion. Occasionally, practitioners (including from our corporate clients) join the class to present on practice-relevant topics.
Outside the classroom, students work, under faculty supervision, on actual, transactional projects with lawyers and non-lawyers at our clients—typically lawyers at our large, national or multinational clients and non-lawyers at our small, local clients.
PROJECTS FOR LARGE, GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS
TLC engages corporate law departments to identify project opportunities for Michigan Law students.
Projects generally will call upon students to work with contracts, for example:
TLC bases its drafting recommendations, in part, on some combination of:
Other projects might involve analyzing contracts to determine:
Specific examples of projects include:
PROJECTS FOR SMALL, LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
TLC works with small organizations in the local community around the Law School on deals, contracts, and other transactional and corporate matters for which the organization could not otherwise afford legal services.
TLC works with large, national or multinational organizations and small organizations in the local community around the Law School.
As part of our corporate roster, TLC works with the following organizations, among others:
TLC faculty directly supervises student work, meeting regularly with student project teams and reviewing all work product.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR (2017-2018)
Fall 2017 Semester
Aug. 28: Classes beginOct. 14-17: Fall recessNov. 22-27: Thanksgiving recessDec. 8: Classes end
Winter 2018 Semester
NEXT STEPS FOR INTERESTED COMPANIES
To learn more about TLC, contact Prof. Michael Bloom at 734.763.3812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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