Forge Innovation Clinic

Professors Patience Crowder and Karen Powell

The Forge Innovation Clinic, the newest clinic at the law school, brings together students from different disciplines at the University of Denver to support entrepreneurial activities on campus and in the greater Denver area. Law students in the Forge Innovation Clinic provide transactional (non-litigation) legal advice and assistance to entrepreneurial clients (both within and outside DU) and handle all aspects of client representation under close faculty supervision. Entrepreneurs can receive assistance with business formation, intellectual property matters, employment issues, legal matters related to raising capital and other matters relating to business development.

The Forge Innovation Clinic is also available to provide presentations on Law and Entrepreneurship topics to classrooms, community organizations, innovation facilities, and business development providers. Some of the most useful topics include Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurs, Intellectual Property and Artists, Choice of Entity for New Businesses, Employment, Business Control and Raising Capital, Legal Checklists for New Businesses.

The Forge Innovation Clinic is the law school’s new experiential component of Project X-ITE, the University of Denver’s cross-disciplinary initiative across graduate schools in law, business and engineering. Project X-ITE is designed to ignite new ideas across the University of Denver and beyond, to build impactful partnerships across campus and in industry and government. For more information about Project X-ITE, see

For more information, including information about becoming a client of the Forge Innovation Clinic, please email either Professor Patience Crowder or Professor Karen Powell.