The MBA Experience

Legal Advice

Legal advice for students who are involved in starting a new venture is available through the New Venture Competition or by contacting the Rock Center ( Through the generosity of several local law firms, including Foley Hoag and Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, the Rock Center is able to offer HBS students who are working on a business plan some legal advice. This counsel is available to help students who are developing business plans for ventures they are seriously considering starting. These half-hour sessions - while no substitute for engaging counsel - can help identify legal issues and hurdles that may arise and point you to specific issues you need to worry about (or not). Interested students should email the Rock Center ( for more information on scheduling an appointment.

Additional legal resources can be found through the Harvard Innovation Lab. Contact the i-lab for details.