This Report proceeds in three parts. The first sketches the rationale for facilitating entrepreneurship through IPR and entrepreneurship clinics as an engine of economic development that also furthers social justice. The second details the pioneering structure and services of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) at the University of Washington in Seattle that responds to many of the needs articulated above. The third then shows how the model of the ELC, combined with features of other clinics and centers planned or operational around the U.S., could be exported to developing countries or communities to enable locally controlled and beneficial entrepreneurship that promotes social justice in those communities.

Associated Report

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