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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 Spring 2024 semester. Fill out the application below to be considered for Fall 2024 semester.

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What We Do

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

Learn more about our legal practice areas

Supporting Sustainable Start-Ups & Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Read about our clients’ impact

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, Spring 2024

African Cultural Art Forum

Art and decor from the African diaspora.

Do Moore Good/Do Moore Films

Fresh narratives about incarceration.

Grant Blvd

Sustainable and ethical fashion.

Jolt Education

Helping educators engage students with short-form videos.

North Star Collective/Down North Pizza

Fair chance hiring for people impacted by the carceral system.

Queen and Rook Game Cafe

Award-winning board game cafe and retail.

Rebel Ventures

Youth leadership and healthy food.


Supporting scientists from under-represented backgrounds.


Protecting newborns from noise exposure in intensive care.

SunKissed Media

Amplifying talented BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ women content creators.

Vendors Association of FDR Park

Supporting the Southeast Asian Market at FDR Park.


App for investing and financial planning.


Client Statistics, 2023-2024

Statistics about the clinic's clients


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Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

Tel: 215.898.8044
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