Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic

As a teaching law firm sponsored by the University of Richmond School of Law, the IPT Clinic provides business transaction and intellectual property legal services to start-ups, small businesses, non-profit organizations, individual makers and creators. Student attorneys work directly with clients, under the supervision of Professor Ashley R. Dobbs, an attorney licensed by the Virginia and DC state bars. Student attorneys providing advice and assistance with transactional matters, such as setting up a business, trademark and copyright registration, drafting and reviewing contracts, and other business law matters.

Participating student attorneys work directly with clients and learn critical, transferrable legal skills; such as, interviewing and counseling, strategic planning, negotiation, legal research and writing. They will deepen their knowledge of the legal areas where entrepreneurs and small businesses typically need advice: entity formation, contracts, trademark and copyright issues, and more.

The clinic’s services are free, although clients must pay government filing fees. If you wish to apply to the clinic to advise you on these kinds of matters, please complete the online application.