Clinic students present a legal workshop providing entity choice to entrepreneurs at The Hive 2.0 in Anacostia.

Clinic students present a legal work shop providing entity choice to entrepreneurs at The Hive 2.0 in Anacostia.


The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers free corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, including nonprofit organizations, cooperative associations, and select small businesses in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Social enterprises seek to maximize internal and external positive impact, including social and environmental impact, alongside legal and ethical accountability practices. Social enterprises can be either for-profit or nonprofit organizations. The Clinic’s goals are consistent with Georgetown University’s long tradition of public service.

The Clinic’s goals are:

  • Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, methods, and lexicon of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.
  • Represent D.C.-area social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.
  • Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. area.

The Social Enterprise Clinic Client Intake is currently CLOSED. We will begin accepting applications again in August 2024 for pro bono legal assistance starting in late January 2025. Please see our Client page for more information.