Through this Clinic and the legal representation being provided, students experience
many facets of practice, including interviewing and counseling. Representation includes
local, state, national and international clients including, Vertical Communities,
Soda City Youth Slam, Potters Water Action Group, and Youthbridge Foundation.
Student Attorneys have provided legal assistance to hundreds of clients since the
Clinic’s inception in 2009 in such matters as incorporation, preparation of by-laws,
preparation and filing of IRC 501(c)(3) applications, contract review, drafting and
negotiation, and real estate, intellectual property and land use issues. Students
may attend board or board committee meetings, provide legal assistance to start up
organizations or organizations that are merging, converting or spinning off new ventures
and provide advice as to corporate structure and board governance.
The nature of the Clinic and the legal services provided allows for the stabilization
of these organizations so that they are better able to carry out their missions and
serve their communities.
Student Testimonial: John Langford, Class of ’13
Participating in the nonprofit organizations clinic as a third year student at the
University of South Carolina School provided me with the dual benefits of learning
substantive nonprofit and tax-exempt law while also interacting with real clients
and a supervising attorney before starting private practice. We learned the foundations
of non-profit and tax-exempt law and also had the opportunity to apply the law to
situations facing real clients. I continue to utilized the knowledge and experience
that I gained from the nonprofit organizations clinic in my practice to this day.