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.
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
Book Chapters & Collected Works
"Tim Chapman, Fairfax board chair hopeful, has multiple speeding tickets, decades-old arrests," coverage by The Washington Post, May 23, 2019, mentioning Professor Alicia Plerhoples.
"Chapman pursues ethics complaint against McKay in bitter Fairfax board race," coverage by The Washington Post, May 21, 2019, mentioning Professor Alicia Plerhoples.
"Chair candidates pledge support for affordable housing, immigrants legal fund," coverage by Fort Hunt Herald, May 20, 2019, mentioning Professor Alicia Plerhoples.
"Few Sparks in Primary Race for Fairfax County Supervisors Chair," coverage by Fairfax News, May 19, 2019, featuring Professor Alicia Plerhoples.