Colleges help student startups navigate the legal landscape
The Washington Post - 09/28/2015
Even without a law degree, students running the clinics can handle most cases. They draft contracts, check the availability of trademarks and work with investors. But there are limits. At Northeastern, for example, students don’t submit patent applications.
“The students operate like a small startup law firm. They make decisions as group, they collaborate on their projects,” said Susan Montgomery, a law and business professor at Northeastern, who advises the clinic.