Experiential Learning

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Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic

The Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic represents low-income individuals who are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service. Students in the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic do not fill out current tax returns for tax payers, do bookeeping, or provide accounting services; as a litigation clinic, students provide legal representation for clients before the IRS in appeals conferences and if the cases do not settle, in U.S. Tax Court.

Community and Economic Development Law Clinic

The Community and Economic Development Law Clinic represents numerous local non-profits and businesses whose mission is to develop resources for greatly underserved urban communities. The Clinic's clients include affordable housing cooperatives, home-based providers of child care, and a farmer's market. Clinic students assist in creating basic corporate structures, drafting contracts, and meeting licensing, zoning and permitting requirements.

The Externship Program

The Externship Program has drawn from its employer database to develop a specialized list of Business Law Externships that includes over 170 field placements in business, finance, trade and related practice areas. A few of the field placements available are:

  • Financial Services Roundtable
  • Financial Industry Regluatory Authority (FINRA)
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Semiconductor Industry Association
  • Surety & Fidelity Association of America
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • United States Trade Representative
  • National Association of Homebuilders
  • International Trade Commission
  • World Bank Group