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Interest Groups: Law and Entrepreneurship

Law and Entrepreneurship is a social interest group organized under the auspices of the Articles of incorporation of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) to promote and encourage the development and advancement of programs and services in a specific entrepreneurship field and to provide a forum for information exchange.


To disseminate and share information regarding existing interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship at intersections of law and entrepreneurship, and promote related collaborative initiatives in new pedagogy, research and policy formulation and other service among faculty and other interested parties from multiple disciplines.

Leadership of the Group is elected annually by the Group membership; questions relative to Group mission, membership; annual work program and objectives should be directed to one of the following members of the leadership team:

Jeff Thomas
Central Michigan University

Eden S. Blair
Bradley University


A member of USASBE in good standing, that has professional interest in the specific field of the Group and wishes to pursue expansion and promotion of the field and personal advancement through knowledge exchange and participation in the mission of the Group, is eligible for membership.

Annually as an element of the Association’s strategic planning process, the Group is to develop a work plan that outlines goals and objectives for the year. Outlined below are annual goals and objectives adopted by the Group:

  1. Disseminate information regarding existing interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship at intersections of law and entrepreneurship and promote growth in both areas.
  2. Create widespread access to resource materials on legal issues of particular interest to entrepreneurs and innovators and related discussion platforms.

  3. Increase active involvement of faculty from law schools in USASBE.

  4. Expand awareness and generate further interactions of law schools with cross-campus entrepreneurship programs on their campus or at other nearby institutions.

  5. Facilitate the availability of affordable legal services to entrepreneurs and innovators through networking with law school clinics, bar associations, and other organizations.

  6. Conduct a Law & Entrepreneurship Interest Group pre-conference or conference workshop at each USASBE annual conference and endeavor to have one mid-year conference of the group annually as well.


Recent Forum Activity
Pre-conference sessions!
Posted by: Laura L. Hollis (Hirschfeld), Sunday, July 1, 2012
Forum: General Discussion
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