Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Profiles Corporate Lab

Real-world corporate work at U. of C.
Jack Silverstein
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
April 25, 2014

In 2009, faced with a legal market plagued by shrinking client budgets, fewer jobs, greater competition and tremendous student debt, professor David Zarfes and then-student Sean Z. Kramer noticed a crucial clinical void for students at the University of Chicago Law School: corporate transactional training.

In response, Zarfes and Kramer formed the Corporate Lab, the only law school clinic in Illinois that gives students experience in corporate transactional law that you can’t get by reading a book.

Today, the Corporate Lab links 55 students to 20 companies including Nike, General Electric Capital, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Sony Electronics and Amazon.