Alicia Plerhoples’ research and teaching interests include social enterprise law, nonprofit law, corporate governance, and clinical legal education. She received a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Masters in Public Administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Policy, and an A.B. from Harvard College. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Plerhoples was the Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Clinical Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. After law school, she worked at law firms in New York City and Silicon Valley where she advised asset-based lenders and emerging biomedical and technology companies on finance arrangements.
At Georgetown, Plerhoples is director of the Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic through which law students provide pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. Professor Plerhoples has been active in the social enterprise legal sector, writing and presenting about corporate governance and corporate laws that facilitate the work of social entrepreneurs. Plerhoples regularly contributes to the Social Enterprise Law Blog at www.socentlaw.com.
Book Chapters and Collected Works
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Georgetown law professor running for BOS chair," coverage by Fairfax County Times, March 8, 2019, featuring Professor of Law Alicia Plerhoples.
"Video: Alicia Plerhoples Kicks Off Campaign for Fairfax County Board Chair, Says County Needs "Sense of Urgency" on Affordable Housing, Early Childhood Education, Economic Innovation, Climate Action," coverage by Blue Virginia, March 3, 2019, featuring Professor fo Law Alicia Plerhoples.
"McKay, Lusk, Descano winners in straw poll," coverage by Covering the Corridor, February 24, 2019, mentioning Professor Alicia Plerhoples.
"Video: Speeches at Mt. Vernon Dems’ Mardi Gras Party by Candidates for Fairfax County Board Chair; Commonwealth’s Attorney; At-Large School Board; Lee District Supervisor," coverage by Blue Viriginia, February 24, 2019, featuring Professor Alicia Plerhoples.