Creating ways for law and lawyers to drive positive change in the world

Entrance of Vanderbilt Hall with Grunin Center poster

Launched in 2017, the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship is a global leader in the field of law and social entrepreneurship.

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

The Grunin Center, led by Faculty Director Deborah Burand, is uniquely positioned to bridge the gaps between legal practitioners, scholars, educators, and law students. As part of its work, the Center:

Educates students and lawyers about legal issues. Learn about our resources.

Active group work at the Grunin Center

Leads path-breaking conversations to advance the fields. Learn about our Conference.

Panel presenting on content intelligence platforms to support scholarship in social entrepreneurship and impact investing

Invests in the success of students who are interested in applying their legal skills to the fields. Learn about student opportunities.

Intesa reception

Celebrates the contributions of legal practitioners, scholars, and students to the fields. Learn about student prizes and professional prizes.

2023 Grunin Prize Finalists

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.