Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Outreach Tour

On August 4-5, 2014, Student Attorneys from the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at the University of Nebraska College of Law will travel to Chadron, Scottsbluff, and Broken Bow as part of a rural outreach tour. Student Attorneys John Cantril, Preston Peterson, and Megan Rotherham will provide an overview of the legal services the Clinic provides and answer questions regarding how the Clinic can benefit Central and Western Nebraska communities. Learn more.

All events will be free of charge and are aimed to educate local businesses and start-up ventures, attorneys, and other service providers. The tour will consist of the following stops:

  • Luncheon and presentation hosted by the Nebraska Northwest Development Corporation, August 4th at 12:00 p.m. at the Country Kitchen in Chadron (1250 W 10th St.);
  • Presentation hosted by Twin City Development in Scottsbluff (1620 Broadway), August 4th at 5:00 p.m.;
  • Office hours for local businesses and service providers, held in conjunction with the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project, August 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce (444 South 8th Avenue); and
  • Presentation hosted by the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce (444 South 8th Avenue), August 5th at 12:30 p.m.

This rural tour is a key step toward building greater connections with Central and Western Nebraska communities, furthering the aims of the Clinic’s partnership with the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and the UNL Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. “A primary goal of this tour is to continue building a meaningful and sustainable network between the Clinic and attorneys, businesses, and economic development stakeholders that will create opportunities for collaboration and service to foster entrepreneurship in these communities,” said Brett Stohs, Cline Williams Director of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic.
About the University of Nebraska College of Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic provides representation and counsel to start-up businesses on a variety of early-stage legal issues. Clinic services are free of charge; however, representation is limited to certain early-stage matters with the intention of referring clients to local attorneys for further assistance.

To learn more, please visit http://law.unl.edu/eclinic or call (402) 472-1680.

RFI grant-funded project provides unique student experience while simultaneously impacting a rural community

RFI funded a teaching and engagement grant in 2013 to place pairs of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in Nebraska rural communities to work on a community identified project.  Check out the impact one pair of students is making by spearheading the Neligh, NE marketing campaign!  The series of videos highlighting the community can be found here.