Launched in May 2017, the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship is the first center of its kind at a law school. The Center will advance a movement that creates new ways for law and lawyers to support positive change in the world. NYU Law, through the Center, will extend its role as a trailblazer in social justice and education innovation to emerge as a global leader in the field of law and social entrepreneurship. NYU Law, through the Center, also will lead the way forward among legal educators as it helps the legal academy, in the US and beyond, reimagine how legal education can embed themes of social entrepreneurship and impact investing within curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The mission of the Center is to accelerate the effective participation and enhance the community of lawyers and legal institutions engaged in social entrepreneurship and impact investing. To fulfill this mission, the Grunin Center educates students and practicing lawyers about legal issues in the field of social entrepreneurship and impact investing; disseminates knowledge and legal research about legal issues and policy developments in this field; and collaborates with other field-building organizations, universities and research centers.
The Grunin Center for Law & Social Entrepreneurship is made possible through a generous endowment from NYU School of Law graduates Jay Grunin ’67 and Linda Kalmanowitz Grunin ’67, and the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, as well as the generous support of the White & Case Social Entrepreneurship Fund.
NYU Law School is grateful to the Grunins and to White & Case for their immense generosity and partnership.