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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 218218-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Legal Affairs, Other

Position Summary:

The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic (L&E Clinic) is a full-year experiential learning program at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Students in the L&E Clinic offer legal services to approximately 300 entrepreneurs each year. Those entrepreneurs represent a variety of industry sectors, e.g., medical devices, information technology, food and beverage, etc. The L&E Clinic services cover the spectrum of legal services that entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their businesses, e.g., entity selection, formation, and conversion; intellectual property assistance; founder and employee advice; etc.

In addition, each fall the L&E Clinic runs an invitation-only capstone course entitled, "Implications of Developing Technologies on Business and Law." In it, select students and L&E Clinic faculty think more deeply about technologies changing the world and how the law and their future business practices will be affected by those technologies. In addition to engaging in classroom discussions, each student is placed with a company dealing with developing technologies in its business.

The L&E Clinic faculty conducts classroom instruction for L&E Clinic students and provides day-to-day training, mentoring, and supervision of students. In addition, the faculty annually scans trends and developing technologies to select a capstone focus and build the capstone course around the focus.

Principal Duties:

Work with other L&E Clinic staff to supervise law students working with entrepreneurs and startup businesses. For example, professors meet regularly to provide guidance and instruction, review and approve student work, attend client meetings, and evaluate student performance.

In partnership with other L&E Clinic staff, develop curriculum for the classroom component of the L&E Clinic and for the capstone course. Teach substantive classes as appropriate.

Collaborate with other L&E Clinic staff on the ongoing development of the Clinic including: improving systems and processes; participating in client selection and development; maintaining community and entrepreneurial connections; researching, writing and disseminating articles and presentations addressing legal and other issues arising from the work of the L&E Clinic; leading, or assisting in, legislative and administrative advocacy on issues of interest to the L&E Clinic, its students, and clients; and leading or assisting with other strategic initiatives.

Collaborate with Wisconsin's greater entrepreneurial community to grow that ecosystem and positively influence the economy of Wisconsin.

Participate in Law School service and committee work.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

J.D. required. Specialization in transactional business law required, as well as knowledge of, and experience with, early-stage issues confronting entrepreneurs and startups. Experience with securities, patent law, real estate or campus-technology transfers beneficial.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum three (3) years' experience with business transactions and work with entrepreneurs required. Demonstrated experience teaching, mentoring, or managing law students or young lawyers preferred (required if hired at the Associate level). Experience in research and writing and statistical and date analysis beneficial, but not required.

License or Certificate:

Wisconsin Bar admission required (on or before official start date).



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

MAY 01, 2020


Minimum $68,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references through the Jobs at UW website ( Apply under job #218218. To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 2, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.


Justin Boehm
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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