uCalgary Faculty of Law opens clinic to help start-ups

September 19, 2014

The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary has announced the creation of the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) Business Venture Group. In partnership with Innovate Calgary, this new legal clinic will provide new businesses with pro bono legal advice as well as offer law students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience. “The clinic allows us to give back to the community in a unique way, while offering students valuable legal experience and giving new businesses the support they need to get … up and running,” said Ian Holloway, Dean of the Faculty of Law. Students working in the clinic will be mentored by a practicing corporate-commercial lawyer and gain experience drafting legal documents and providing information on typical entrepreneurial legal matters. The clinic was made possible in part by a $500,000 donation from BLG. uCalgary News Release