West Virginia University

March 27, 2009
WVU Law Center
Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom
Morgantown, WV

A Welcome Message from Gabriele Wohl,
Editor-in-chief, West Virginia Law Review


The West Virginia Law Review, in conjunction with the West Virginia University College of Law and the West Virginia University Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, present a one-day symposium entitled Digital Entrepreneurship: The Incentives and Legal Risks. A group of expert panelists will meet to explore the topic of Digital Entrepreneurship that encompasses a variety of legal issues. Most obviously small business law and cyber law, but also civil liberties and privacy, antitrust and competition, labor and outsourcing, contracts, and e-commerce fraud and the regulation issues that are involved.

What Is Digital Entrepreneurship
and Why Is It Important?

A digital entrepreneur is an individual or group of individuals who start a business utilizing the Internet for sales, networking, or communication in connection with that business. Ten years ago the Internet was an asset to a business, a distinct advantage to the astute entrepreneur. Today, the Internet as a business resource is an absolute requisite. Every business developer must become familiar with the undeniable advantages the Internet offers, but also with the legal risks involved.

National and state development offices know that entrepreneurship is essential to economic growth. Economic theory and practicality warn that while small community businesses are important to development, the need for human capital in order to sustain this development cannot be ignored. In that vein, digital entrepreneurship provides for economic growth but does not confine the incoming capital within the state borders.


A. To advance state and national goals of promoting small business by educating entrepreneurs, development officers, politicians, professionals, and citizens on the legal aspects of this topic.

B. To provide students and professionals with the tools and resources to research, practice, and advise clients in digital entrepreneurship law.

C. To provide and preserve a comprehensive legal framework for those citizens seeking to enter into digital business.

Symposium Web Cast

View the event online by watching our live web cast March 27, 2009 (see Symposium Schedule for panel times).

West Virginia Law Review

Founded in 1894, the West Virginia Law Review is the fourth-oldest student-governed law review in the U.S

Entrepreneurship Innovation and Law Program

In the spring of 2008 WVU College of Law offered for the first time entrepreneurship law and cyberlaw classes. As a part of a pilot program generously funded by the Benedum Foundation, The Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Law Program developed the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic to add to the offerings of the existing Clinical Law Program at the WVU College of Law. more...

If you would like to inquire about engaging the services of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic please download the ELC Intake form fill out and mail to:

West Virginia University
College of Law
Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

P.O. Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506-6130

or fax to (304) 293-8102
or e-mail to elc@mail.wvu.edu
ATTN: Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

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