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Intern Program

 Peter Reid and Khalid AlArfaj work on client matters during the summer session

Working under the guidance of an experienced Clinical Law Professor, upper division law students (“interns”) represent small and emerging businesses in business transactional matters. The interns handle the majority of the client’s work, learning how to interview and counsel clients, draft and negotiate contracts, and how to manage a law practice. Interns also have the opportunity to give presentations at community events held by local small business development centers. The Intern Program operates in accordance with the academic calendar.



  • Image previewAfter a year of lectures and casebooks, I was worried that being a lawyer might not be as great as I thought. But after starting my clinical experience, I knew I would love being a lawyer. Of course the substantive learning I did in class was important, but being able to meet with real clients and working on real matters is an unparalleled experience. I highly recommend that every student interested in transactional practice participate the SBLC intern programMore >
  • The SBLC provides a fantastic opportunity for both law students and the community. I spent two semesters at the SBLC, one as an intern and another as the Student Director. Both semesters gave me valuable practice in the skills I learned at school, and put me in front of small business owners who truly needed my help as they struggled to better themselves and their businesses.

    While the experience I gained was invaluable, I think that the SBLC’s impact on the community is incalculable. The SBLC provides a foundation where aspiring attorneys can learn the value and impact of pro bono services. But more importantly, SBLC provides services to a vastly underserved marketplace; offering support to businesses as they struggle to compete, grow, and navigate through complex business and legal issues.

    I highly recommend the SBLC to both law students interested in business law, and business that are facing challenges and need legal counsel.More >