Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

IJ Clinic Works with Street Cart Vendors for Reform

Street Cart Vendors Are the Next Frontier in Chicago's Food Wars
Patty Wetli
April 3, 2014

Following in the footsteps of their food truck brethren, Chicago's street cart vendors are pushing for legalization of their trade.

Currently, vendors may sell only raw, uncut produce or prepackaged frozen desserts, with the cost of licenses ranging from $100 to $275. That means tamale stands, "brew hubs" peddling coffee, and even the selling of a cut fruit salad is illegal.

Elizabeth Kregor

Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship -- Significant Accomplishments

November 14, 2013

The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship represented over 15 small businesses last year.

Salen Churi

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

Salen Churi received his BA cum laude in philosophy from Miami University. He then attended the Law School and received his JD with Honors. After law school, he practiced corporate and transactional law at Sidley Austin and Kirkland & Ellis, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities, and technology transactions.

Erika Pfleger's Op-Ed in Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois, Chicago treats small businesses like they’re a problem
Erika Pfleger
Chicago Sun-Times
August 24, 2013

Illinois is the heart of America and small businesses are the economic backbone of our state. Unfortunately, far too often Illinois treats its job creators like criminals.

Recipe for Success

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Recipe for Success
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The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship hosts an informational and inspirational event about starting a food business.
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May 7, 2013

The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship presented "Recipe for Success: Starting and Growing a Food Business in Chicago" on April 27, 2013. Photographs by Lloyd DeGrane.

Aspiring Food Entrepreneurs Attend IJ Clinic Event for Advice and Inspiration

Meredith Heagney
Law School Office of Communications
May 6, 2013

Desirée Sanders wants to encourage healthy eating and an appreciation of African-American culture by selling “Southern-inspired crops” like okra and watermelon from her urban farm on the South Side.

Elizabeth Kregor

"Stove Sweet Stove: Finding a Space"

Presented by IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship students Mike Educate and Patrick Herndon. This panel was recorded at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship's "Recipe for Success" symposium on April 27, 2013.

54:42 minutes (50.09 MB)
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