IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship




Every American has an important right to dream a big dream and start a small business. That’s called economic liberty. The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School advocates for economic liberty, so that entrepreneurs from Chicago’s inner city can chart their own courses in life, build up neighborhoods, and create jobs.  We provide free legal assistance, access to resources, and advocacy for entrepreneurs in the Chicago area.


Help us plan our 2015 workshop schedule!

We’re planning our 2015 workshop calendar, and we want to hear from YOU! Any insight you can provide on useful topics, great speakers, or the logistics of the event would be appreciated. These events will be free and open to the public, and held at the Chicago Innovation Exchange at 1452 E 53rd Street. Thanks in advance for your time! Please complete your submission by Friday, December 19.

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Street Vendors Justice Coalition

Join the conversation about legalizing food carts. Learn more about Chicago's current laws for street vending and how we hope to change them. (Read more)

The mission of the Street Vendors Justice Coalition is to create jobs, empower individuals, connect communities, and welcome fresh flavors into Chicago.  The coalition will open Chicago’s sidewalks for food vendors by advocating for policy changes, organizing grassroots support, and connecting vendors to resources.


Read Our Study on Barriers to Entry for Chicago Entrepreneurs

Want to create a job in Chicago? It is not that easy.

Especially in such tough economic times, people may be shocked to discover the lengths to which the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois go to discourage entrepreneurs who seek to create jobs for themselves and others. This updated report by the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship documents how government regulations. (Read more)




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