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Entrepreneurial Law Resources

West Academic

West Academic Study Aids is a collection of online resources provided to you by the law library. It does not require that you register for an account to access the contents. You can voluntarily create an account which allows you to use features such as downloading books, book chapters, note taking and highlighting. 

A quick way to find entrepreneurial related study aids is by clicking on the 2L/3L Subjects and then choosing Business Organizations - Corporations or Taxation. You can then filter the results by Type, Subject or Series by using the Filter Results feature on the left side of the screen. Alternatively, you can type keywords in the search box and find relevant resources across all titles and series in West Academic.

Some of these online study aids may also be available in print in the Gallagher Law Library collection. You can search for them by title in the law library catalog


CALI Lessons

CALI Lessons are online, interactive tutorials that are intended to provide you with additional opportunities to learn and test your knowledge in a particular legal topic or area of law. Lessons include instructional text followed by quizzes to help you gauge your understanding. Highlighted below are CALI Lessons topics that you might find helpful in understanding aspects of entrepreneurial law.


CALI EBooks are open access casebooks that are downloadable in PDF and compatible to view and use on smartphones and e-readers. EBook topics covered that will be useful for your research in entrepreneurial law are circled in red below and include Contracts, Copyrights, Intellectual Property, Securities and Tax.

Entrepreneurship Lecture Series Videos

The University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship has a series of lecture videos available that are intended to help entrepreneurs navigate the steps on starting a business. Videos in the series include:

  • Building a Business 101 Series
    • Discusses building a business case, mapping an ecosystem and doing basic customer discovery.
  • Startup and Incorporation Issues Series
    • Leads you through customized video series built specifically for you after answering three simple questions to help you weigh the different factors that arise when creating your business entity.
  • Intellectual Property Basics Series
    • Guides entrepreneurs through the concepts of intellectual property, covering over 60 topics including patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets.