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Social Entrepreneurship Basics for Law Students & Lawyers

What is "social entrepreneurship"?

Social entrepreneurs are those who come up with innovative solutions to problems affecting a community - whether it is a marginalized population or a group of people struggling to fulfill a specific need.

How can lawyers and law students be social entrepreneurs?

As public interest lawyers and law students, we have access to resources. By building on these resources and striving to address the need for improved legal services, we are already social entrepreneurs! The next step is to implement and fund the ideas.

This is a lot easier said than done. There are many challenges in creating, funding and implementing a start-up venture as a law student or lawyer. The links provided below are intended to help guide you through this process.

Examples of Legal/Public Pol Social Entrepreneurs

Funding Sources

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