This essay makes the case for engaging in counter-narratives and inclusive storytelling within the transactional clinic curriculum. The authors leverage lessons from Critical Race Theory to amplify the voices and experiences of underrepresented entrepreneurs and marginalized communities in both clinic seminar and selected casework. In doing so, we challenge hegemonic narratives of entrepreneurship and expose our law students to the presence and impact of interlocking systems of subordination that minimize the existence and contributions of entrepreneurs of color. We challenge our law students and ourselves to become more creative and thoughtful lawyers to a more inclusive and diverse set of client-entrepreneurs.
Clinical Law Review, Vol. 30, Symposium Issue: Promoting Justice: Advancing Racial Equity Through Student Practice in Legal Clinics, Pp. 7.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Baskaran, Priya and Plerhoples, Alicia E., "Race and Entrepreneurship: Reclaiming Narratives" (2023). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2550.