Entrepreneurial Law

Sharpen your analysis and strengthen your entrepreneurial legal skills in the new Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.

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In the start-up Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, you will be assisting early stage, traditional start-ups and social enterprises with a range of legal issues.

As the inaugural class of ELC students, you will help in the clinic's formation -- representing clients, participating in community outreach, and providing services to entrepreneurs via pop-up clinics.

Practicing in the New York Metropolitan area, where the entrepreneurial spirit exists on every street corner, you will work with clients in a quasi business/legal partnership to form entities, structure incentive compensation for founders, protect clients' intellectual property rights, negotiate loan agreements, as well as draft shareholder, operating, vendor, customer, lease and/or employment agreements.

The work is careful, demanding and extremely important for our clients. It's also terribly exciting for you.

Whether you take this clinic because you want to go into this area of law or whether you wish to improve your critical thinking and business analytical skills -- significant dividends will be yours throughout your legal career.

The ELC is thankful for the generous support of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation and Fordham’s Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council. 

“It will provide important, practical opportunities for law and business students to learn about entrepreneurship—and how the tools of entrepreneurship can advance social justice.”  --  Matthew Diller, Dean, Fordham Law School

Get to Know the ELC

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Meet the Clinic Director

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Director Bernice GrantBernice Grant comes to Fordham from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she co-supervised the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic for the past three years. Prior to that, she taught in the lawyering program at New York University School of Law where she was promoted to Associate Director. She began her legal career as a corporate associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2003 and previously worked as a Certified Public Accountant.


Contact Us

Bernice Grant
Senior Director, Entrepreneurial Law Program
Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10023

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