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Clinic's Process

The Investor Protection Clinic reviews each request for legal assistance. Whether or not the Clinic can provide you with legal services will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The Clinic will decide whether or not to take you on as a client by considering factors such as, but not limited to: income, assets, net worth, and the nature of the concerns.

Please note that the information you provide to the Clinic will be anonymized and used for research purposes, even if the Clinic is unable to provide you with assistance.



Review this page carefully, then complete the online application form.*



A student from the Clinic will get in touch with you to schedule a meeting and request documentation .



You will meeting with clinic staff to discuss your concern and to present supporting documents.



If the Clinic is able to provide you with legal advice, you will be required to sign a retainer agreement, which outlines what the Clinic will help you with. The Clinic has not agreed to provide you with legal services unless and until you have signed a retainer agreement.

* The Clinic also conducts Living Lab Research, collecting data and performing analysis to inform the scholarly literature and public policy debates, and to provide views and opinions to regulatory bodies and governments, and educate the general public on issues facing retail investors. You will be asked to provide your informed consent prior to participation in the Living Lab Research. However, your participation in the Living Lab Research is not required to be considered to receive pro bono services from the Clinic.