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The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic provides legal advice for Philadelphia start-ups by matching students with a select number of innovative start-up company clients.

Serving Philly's Entrepreneurial Eco-System

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic provides the legal services necessary to bring innovative ideas from conception to raising outside funding. We serve entrepreneurs at a stage when cost often leads them to forgo legal advice and postpone legal formalities. 

The ELC enables promising ideas to reach the next level by assisting fledgling companies with:

  • Entity Formations
  • Founder’s Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Employment Agreements
  • Basic Contracts, including Leases

Each client is assigned to a student team who works under the supervision of the ELC’s Director and a mentor from the ELC’s Advisory Board consisting of experts from Philadelphia’s leading emerging growth practices.

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Empowering the Start-Up Community: Workshops

Aside from assisting start-ups with legal services, the ELC helps entrepreneurs help themselves by regularly conducting free workshops on cutting-edge legal topics relevant to the start-up community.


Eamon Gallagher

Eamon Gallagher

Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Eamon Gallagher works with several entrepreneurship and startup initiatives in and around Philadelphia, including as Program Director at ic@3401, Philadelphia’s largest community of funded start-ups, and as co-organizer of Philly New Tech Meetup, the city’s largest active monthly tech meetup. He is an attorney and worked in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, founded Drexel's Transactional Law Team, volunteered at Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and participated in Keiretsu Forum’s Due Diligence Fellowship program.



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