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Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

Founded in 1981 with Wharton, Penn Carey Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) provides pro bono transactional legal services to Philadelphia area entrepreneurs and businesses. The Clinic has a special focus on serving under-represented entrepreneurs and social-impact startups.

Become a Clinic Client

We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester.

We will review applications for the Spring 2024 semester beginning in December.

Apply to become a client

What we do

From pre-venture counseling to non-profit advice, the ELC provides an array of services to entrepreneurs. 

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Startup Kit

The ELC Startup Kit provides forms and tools for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.

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Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Bootcamp

Resources for Entrepreneurs 

The ELC curates links to additional resources for entrepreneurs looking to learn more about starting their businesses.

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Our Clients, Fall 2023

African Cultural Art Forum

Art and decor from the African diaspora.

Act First

Teaching critical first aid to Philadelphia high schools.


Reducing microplastics in laundry.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Supporting technology and economic development in Pennsylvania.

Free Mind Entrepreneur Network

Connecting formerly-incarcerated entrepreneurs.

Grant Blvd

Sustainable and ethical fashion.

Kampar Kitchen

Highlighting Philadelphia chefs and worldwide cuisine.


Supporting scientists from under-represented backgrounds.


Protecting newborns from noise exposure in intensive care.

Moore Good/Do Moore Films

Fresh narratives about incarceration.


Client Statistics, 2022-2023

Statistics about the clinic's clients


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Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

Tel: 215.898.8044