Race and Entrepreneurship: Reclaiming Narratives

Clinical Law Review, 2023, Vol. 30, Symposium Issue: Promoting Justice: Advancing Racial Equity Through Student Practice in Legal Clinics, Pp. 7.

Georgetown University Law Center Research Paper No. 2023/19

(2023). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2550.

22 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2023

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Priya Baskaran

American University Washington College of Law

Alicia Plerhoples

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: October 24, 2023

Abstract

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.

Keywords: race, entrepreneurship, storytelling

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Baskaran, Priya and Plerhoples, Alicia, Race and Entrepreneurship: Reclaiming Narratives (October 24, 2023). Clinical Law Review, 2023, Vol. 30, Symposium Issue: Promoting Justice: Advancing Racial Equity Through Student Practice in Legal Clinics, Pp. 7., Georgetown University Law Center Research Paper No. 2023/19, (2023). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. 2550., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4611851

Priya Baskaran

American University Washington College of Law ( email )

4300 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20016
United States

Alicia Plerhoples (Contact Author)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

Washington, DC 20057
United States

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