Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic provides transactional (non-litigation) assistance to West Virginia small businesses, nonprofits, community organizations and student entrepreneurs.


The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (“EILC”) has been an integral part of the College of Law’s clinical program since its inception in 2010. The clinic provides a wide array of transactional legal services for West Virginia based small business and nonprofit organizations in areas such as corporate governance, intellectual property, employment, and other business-related matters. It has played an essential role in the economic development efforts of West Virginia through its educational initiatives, strategic partnerships, and mission focused representation of rural and minority owned organizations. The clinic regularly engages in community projects including collaborative work with the Secretary of State, the Broadband Enhancement Council, and the West Virginia Securities Exchange Commission.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Co Working

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Policies and Templates

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Entrepreneurship Services

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling

Tax Services

  • Tax Registration
Primary Contact
John Williams
PO Box 6130
101 Law School Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506