About Us

The Duke Law School Start-Up Ventures Clinic (SUVC) provides legal advice and assistance to entrepreneurs and seed and early stage entrepreneurial ventures that have not yet raised significant amounts of outside capital. The student attorneys in the SUVC assist clients in a wide variety of legal matters including company formation, intellectual property protection, commercialization strategies and operational issues.

The student attorneys in the SUVC work with actual clients on Duke’s campus and in the broader community. “Our students get out of the classroom and take on real legal and business issues that the clinic’s clients are facing,” said the SUVC Interim Director Bryan McGann. “Whether our students are heading into careers representing the entrepreneurial client, or working with venture capital firms or private equity, we work to give all of our students the broadest experiential education possible.”

For more information on the Start-Up Ventures Clinic, see our Contact Us page. 

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