Community Economic Development Clinic

Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 (YEAR LONG CLINIC):

The Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) allows students interested in transactional law to represent nonprofit corporations, community-based associations and small businesses. Under the supervision of licensed attorneys, student attorneys assist clients with business law and community development legal needs. The clinic is designed to support grassroots organizations and promote community-based neighborhood transformations such as revitalization, economic development, and small business growth. The CEDC supports these efforts by counseling and advising organizational clients and small business owners about business law and community development issues.

Student attorneys participate in drafting corporate formation documents, assisting nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt applications and maintenance of tax-exempt status, drafting and negotiating contracts, and other transactions related to economic development and redevelopment contracts. 

CEDC client form

Potential Clients

All potential clients who wish to apply for representation are required to fill out an application form. 

Client Application Form

clinic faqs



Key Faculty

Patience Crowder

Patience Crowder

Associate Professor

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