Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Suing the Government Is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law

Date: 
10.05.2016
Location: 
Room IV
Contact info (email or phone): 
Stacy Massey
Sometimes law students are told they have two options:  a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty.  This isn’t true.  On October 5, Bob McNamara, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ.  The Institute for Justice, the

Chicago Business Journal on the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Legal Aid Clinic Helps Entrepreneurs Cut Through Chicago's Regulatory Red Tape
Will Racke
Chicago Business Journal
September 7, 2016

The IJ Clinic is unique because of its dual mission to provide transactional legal services while also advocating for reform of existing laws.

Chicago's entrepreneurs have a dedicated ally in their struggle to navigate the maze of regulatory red tape thrown up by city politicians and bureaucrats.

Faculty: 
Elizabeth Kregor
Faculty: 
Amy M. Hermalik

IJ Entrepreneurship Clinic Hosts Conference for Small Businesses Seeking Expansion

Entrepreneurship Clinic Hosts Conference for Small Businesses Seeking Expansion
Annesa Lacey
Examiner.com
May 24, 2016

If you’re currently a small business owner who is considering expansion, you should be delighted to know the process of hiring has shed quite a bit of red tape throughout the years.

Faculty: 
Elizabeth Kregor
Faculty: 
Amy M. Hermalik

Amy M. Hermalik

Lecturer in Law and Assistant Director of the Institute for Justice Entrepreneurship Clinic

As Assistant Director of the IJ Clinic, Amy helps University of Chicago law students as they take their first steps into the practice of law— providing legal advice, under her supervision, to low-income entrepreneurs. She also provides general corporate counsel to the IJ Clinic’s clients, helping them navigate the complexities of legal and regulatory environments.

Clinical Skills Series: Legislative Advocacy

Date: 
01.26.2016
Location: 
Classroom V
Contact info (email or phone): 

Jeff Leslie, jleslie@uchicago.edu

Professor Beth Kregor of the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship will lead a discussion of the lawyering skills involved in planning and executing an effective legislative policy campaign -- using examples drawn from the IJ Clinic’s recent work on food carts and street vendors.  Part of the Clinical Skills Series, this event qualifies for Keystone Points.

Faculty: 
Elizabeth Kregor

Clinical Skills Series: Legislative and Policy Advocacy

Date: 
01.26.2016
Location: 
Room V

Professor Elizabeth Kregor, Director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, will dis

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Practical Skills

Clinical Skills Series: Legislative Lobbying with Elizabeth Kregor

Date: 
01.26.2015
Location: 
Room V

Clinical Skills Series:  Legislative and Policy Advocacy.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Practical Skills

IJ Clinic Scores Big Win for Chicago Food Carts

Becky Beaupre Gillespie
Law School Communications
September 24, 2015

The Law School’s Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship helped score a major victory for Chicago’s food carts on Thursday when the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that will allow thousands of non-motorized food vendors to operate legally, marking another milestone in the clinic’s years-long effort to champion the rights of mobile food entrepreneurs.

The Law School’s Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship helped score a major victory for Chicago’s food carts today when the Chicago City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will allow non-motorized food vendors to operate legally, marking another milestone in the clinic’s years-long effort to champion the rights of mobile food entrepreneu

Faculty: 
Elizabeth Kregor

Suing the Government Is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law

Date: 
10.07.2015
Location: 
Classroom B (34)
Contact info (email or phone): 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Stacy Massey at smassey@ij.org.

Sometimes law students are told they have two options:  a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty.  This isn’t true.  On October 7, Rob Johnson, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ.  The Institute for Justice, the nation’s

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