The Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship is a global leader in the field of law and social entrepreneurship. The Grunin Center is advancing a global movement that creates new ways for law and lawyers to drive positive change in the world.  

The mission of the Grunin Center is to enhance the community of lawyers and legal institutions engaged in social entrepreneurship and impact investing and to accelerate their effective participation in these fields. 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 law 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.


Registration for the 2022 Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond, co-organized by the Grunin Center and the Impact Investing Legal Working Group is now open. The conference is attended by students, lawyers and other stakeholders from across the globe, this leading conference explores salient legal, ethical, and social themes affecting the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

This year’s conference will be held remotely on June 7-8, 2022 from 8:45am-1pm (EDT). The conference is free of charge and we are applying to offer CLE credit.

Register here.