Welcome to Entrepreneurship Law!
Entrepreneurs learn quickly that there are many legal issues they must face in setting up and running a new venture (whether a for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid endeavor), bringing a product or service to market, and financing an entrepreneurial enterprise. Whether you are an entrepreneurship educator, a student, an inventor, a business owner, or a lawyer or other advisor to entrepreneurs, or just an interested member of the public, you can find helpful information, materials and links on this website.
For entrepreneurs, advisors to entrepreneurs, teachers, students and others with interests in law and entrepreneurship, this site offers two large, publicly accessible (no registration required) sections of material. These include a Resource Links section providing links to a wide range of on-line resources designed to assist with identification of legal issues in entrepreneurial ventures and to facilitate access to related information, forms and legal assistance, and a Law Scholarship section with fully-indexed abstracts of articles (both scholarly and practical) dealing with a diverse set of entrepreneurship law topics. See FAQs for General Audiences for a guide to using this site to connect to on-line resources, publications, and other types of entrepreneurship law assistance in publicly accessible parts of the site, and the EshipLaw Site Map for a detailed index of the sections and subsections of this site, with corresponding hyperlinks to all publicly accessible sections/subsections.
For faculty at educational institutions involved with courses, clinics, incubators, or other programs that interact with entrepreneurship law, there are also certain sections of this site accessible only to educators, through a free registration process. If you are teaching students about entrepreneurship and are looking for ways to develop or enhance your programs, register for a free account now to gain access to a wealth of instructional and other relevant materials developed and contribute to this site by entrepreneurship law educators like yourself. Also, see FAQs for Educators for answers regarding where to locate many types of law and entrepreneurship resources on or through this site, and ways to communicate and collaborate with other entrepreneurship educators though our related EshipLaw listserv, and the EshipLaw Site Map for a detailed index of the sections and subsections of this site, with corresponding hyperlinks to all sections/subsections accessible to users with registered accounts who have logged in to the site using their passwords.
The information being made available within the EshipLaw section of this website, the home page for which section is located at www.entrepreneurship.org/Entrepreneurship-Law.aspx (hereafter the “EshipLaw Site”) does not constitute legal advice. In other words, such information is not designed and should not be used to apply legal principles to any specific individual, organization or situation. The Foundation intends that the information appearing on the EshipLaw Site and on other sites, articles, and other resources to which links or citations are provided on the Eship Law Site is being offered solely for educational purposes, and does not in any way substitute for advice and representation by a licensed attorney. Use of the EshipLaw Site does not create an attorney-client relationship with either the Foundation or the editors, creators or reviewers of the educational content presented on the EshipLaw Site.