Business Law Clinic

Photo of law students working with a client at Raleigh Founded

The Business Law Clinic – in partnership with incubator Raleigh Founded – works with clients across the area’s entrepreneurial eco system to help them solve real-world business and legal problems.

Launched in December 2019, the startup counsel program helps bridge classroom learning and the hands-on practicing of law with Campbell Law students weighing on client legal issues such as business entity formation, employee/contractor documentation, equity compensation plans and awards, commercial agreements such as NDAs and vendor agreements as well as other operational topics.

Legal services are provided at no cost by upper-level students, under the supervision of veteran licensed business attorney and clinic Director Benji Jones, who sees the clinic’s mission as helping early stage companies navigate to the next growth stage.

Jones, who is an attorney with Smith Anderson, has practiced law as a corporate attorney for more than 20 years, and her experience includes representing public and private companies on a broad spectrum of legal issues. She regularly represents businesses in public equity and debt offerings, domestic private placements, crowdfunding, other non-traditional private offerings and repurchase programs, public company securities compliance, corporate formation and governance, early-stage financing for start-up and growth companies, mergers and acquisitions and strategic contracting. Jones was a founding member of xElle Ventures, an early-stage Angel Network for women founders by women founders, executives and investors. 

Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard said regarding the clinic, “Raleigh remains one of top innovation hubs in the country and this expansion of our school’s experiential learning program is intended to give back and foster the vibrant North Carolina entrepreneurial community.”

How to Get Started

Those interested in receiving the services need to complete an online application at this link. Please contact the Clinic Director Benji Jones at for questions or more information about the application. 

Contact the Clinic


Raleigh Founded – North Street

509 West North Street Raleigh, NC 27603


Name Title Phone Email
Benji Jones Director 919-673-4301