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Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic
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Chase Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic 
Accepting Students for Fall 2014

Clinic students represent small businesses and nonprofits in setting up legal entities, drafting contracts, advising on other business law issues, which may include intellectual property, employment law or other regulatory areas.  Students who have completed 30+ credit hours and PR are eligible to apply but 60+ hours (eligible for limited license) is preferred. This is a great opportunity for skill building (interviewing clients, tailoring advice to their needs). For more information, contact Prof. Barbara Wagner.

Notice and warning to any students who may want to participate in the Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic in Spring 2015:

In academic year 2014-15, the classroom component of Small Business Clinic will be offered ONLY during fall 2014. If you want to participate in the SBNL Clinic in spring 2015, you must take the one-credit course Representing Small Businesses during fall 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Barbara Wagner.


2L Students Advance to Nationals after First Place Finish at Transactional LawMeet Regionals

2L students Brad Steffen and Paige Rabe were named first place regional finalists at the 2014 National Transactional LawMeet® at the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia. The National Transactional LawMeet® is the premier moot court experience for law students interested in a transactional practice, and is designed to provide students with hands-on experience in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills. Read more.

real estate

Real Property Law Skills Workshop – How to Conduct Title Searches and Develop Clearance Opinions

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. -
Gerner & Kearns, L.P.A.

Title examiner Dave Rice will lead students through a title search at Kenton County Records Room. Immediately following the search, students will reconvene at Gerner & Kearns Co., L.P.A. in Fort Wright, where Erin K. McConnell '08, managing title attorney for the firm’s default practice group, will walk them through each incremental step of the process of developing and writing a title clearance opinion. First come, first serve since space is limited. Hosted by the Transactional Law Practice Center. Contact Director Lindsey Jaeger.

Small Business Essentials

Small Business Essentials Series

Running, managing and growing your business is an evolving process. It requires strategic planning, continued education and training to support continued business success.

This new program, brought to you by the Cincinnati Business Courier and NKU Chase College of Law's Transactional Law Practice Center, is designed to assist and educate professionals on the following aspects of their business: legal, marketing, social media and privacy, persuasion, finance, human resources, and branding.

These workshops are beyond the basics. They have been created to hone, recalibrate and retool your business skills.

The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute will sponsor four workshops in the series. At least 1.0 hour of CLE credit is anticipated in KY and OH for each workshop, except the workshop in April. Register here. Learn more here.

Bringing Business Law Down to Earth March 11, 2014
How to do Human Resources without an HR Manager April 8, 2014
How Did They Make That? – Hollywood Secrets for Business Success May 13, 2014
Branding: What's in a Name? June 10, 2014
Social Media: Risks & Rewards July 8, 2014
Marketing: Business and Legal Strategies August 12, 2014
The Power of Persuasion September 9, 2014
Read & Use Financial Statements Like a Lender or Investor October 14, 2014

Association of Corporate Counsel Cincinnati Chapter Meeting

"Practical Applications for Legal Project Management"

March 20, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Student Union 109

The Transactional Law Practice Center is honored to host the Cincinnati chapter of ACC on March 20, 2014. Special thanks to Counsel On Call for sponsoring the breakfast that will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Students and alumni of the NKU Chase College of Law are invited to join our panelists for a lively discussion regarding legal project management. Registration is required via email to Michelle Moeller. Read more on this pdf.

Program Moderator:

  • Barry Willms, CEDS, director of project management + consulting, E-Discovery Division, Counsel on Call

Panelists include:

  • Lindsey Jaeger, J.D., S.S.B.B., administrative director of centers and institutes, NKU Chase College of Law
  • Amanda Lucas, director of project and program management, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Scott Van Nice, (EnCEP), ISES-IIS (Innovation Solutions: eDiscovery), P&G


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Entrepreneurism at NKU: The INKUBATOR

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from noon to 1 pm in Nunn Hall 320, the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute, Transactional Law Practice Center, and The INKUBATOR partnered to provide Chase law students with the opportunity to learn more about:

  • How to be entrepreneurial as a lawyer;
  • How lawyers can support entrepreneurs;
  • The INKUBATOR at NKU; and
  • How to get involved with startups/entrepreneurs while still in law school.

Panelists included:

The INKUBATOR helps current and recently graduated NKU students of any major/minor turn their ideas into viable business opportunities by providing them with the resources and guidance needed to create an actual business from those ideas.

Alethea Busken

Business Boot Camp Participant Co-Authors Article in Cincinnati Bar Association Report

Alethea Busken '15, and Chase alumnus, Jeffrey Heinichen ’78, co-wrote a feature article about the NKU Chase College of Law Transactional Law Practice Center’s Business Boot Camp for the Cincinnati Bar Association’s November 2013 issue of the CBA Report. The article recounted last summer’s Business Boot Camp, which Alethea attended along with 14 Chase students and alumni. Boot Camp participants spent mornings learning business terminology and concepts; lunches tackling real-world case studies with teammates; and afternoons learning about business fundamentals from high-level local experts.  Saturday included an MBA-style business plan case competition judged by local business executives. More information about Business Boot Camp can be found on the Chase website.

Announcing Student Membership

The Transactional Law Practice Center announces that it will now encourage student membership in the center. While all Chase law students are encouraged to participate in the activities of the center, members will receive additional benefits, such as advance registration at center-hosted events. Join now with the Student Membership Form.

Business Boot Camp Winning Group 2013

Students Excel at Business Boot Camp

Fourteen NKU Chase College of Law students survived a week of boot camp - Business Boot Camp that is. Business Boot Camp is an intense six-day program that helps law students and recently admitted attorneys learn important business skills necessary for the practice of law. Most areas of law require lawyers to have a working knowledge of business basics. While some law students might assume business skills are applicable only to transactional work, litigators need to know how to follow the money and understand why business deals go awry. In fact, NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute Director, Jon Garon commented, “64% of attorneys have a corporate practice and an additional 10% work as inside counsel, so nearly three-quarters of all practicing graduates are part of a corporate practice.” Read more about the students' experience.

Dennis R. Honabach Scholarship in Transactional Law Established

A number of Chase alumni, faculty, and friends made contributions this spring to honor Dean Dennis Honabach for his distinguished service as dean of Chase College of Law during the past seven years.  In recognition of his vision in establishing Chase’s Centers for Excellence and the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute, and knowing his particular passion for transactional law, those gifts have established the Dennis R. Honabach Scholarship in Transactional Law.  This fund will provide scholarship support for law students who have expressed an interest in and commitment to the study of transactional law and who actively participate in the activities of the Transactional Law Practice Center.  The scholarship shall be awarded to students in their final year of law school.  To contribute to the Dennis R. Honabach Scholarship in Transactional Law, contact Chase Director of Development Dan Shephard via e-mail or call 859.572.7578.