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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.

Apply to be an ELC Client

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.