Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at University of Idaho Assists Nonprofit SoleKIDs with Legal Issues
October 30, 2020
SoleKIDs, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Boise, is an 8-week running program for children. The program began with 30 children in 2017 and has since grown to 500. Children as young as age four can sign up for fall and spring running programs in which they train for an hour and a half, twice a week, and then run a 5K with the finish line on Boise State’s blue football field.
Early on, one of the parents recommended that SoleKIDs apply to be a client with the U of I Entrepreneurship Law Clinic to have their documents reviewed and to protect their intellectual property rights. They applied and met with then-director Tim Murphy and clinic students to make sure it was a good fit. The clinic secured a copyright for their curriculum and reviewed and updated their liability waivers and terms of service. Reviewing legal documents is essential for any business, especially a running program for kids.
“The University of Idaho Entrepreneurship Law Clinic students have been absolutely amazing,” said Coach Jonathan Stevens. “We’re super thankful for all the work, efforts and countless hours spent on SoleKIDs.”
In January, SoleKIDs received Idaho’s Brightest Star Award from Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin. Recently, under new Clinic Director John Hinton, SoleKIDs received trademark approval for its logo and closed out the project with 3L Margarita Varaksa, wrapping up a couple of years’ worth of work contributed by many U of I law students.
If you have an entrepreneurial organization or startup and are interested in whether the University of Idaho College of Law Entrepreneurship Law Clinic might be a good partner for you, visit https://www.uidaho.edu/law/academics/practical-skills/clinics/entrepreneurship-law-clinic for more information and Director Hinton’s contact information.