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Grunin Prize for Law and Social Entrepreneurship

Lawyers play a critical role in designing, implementing, and advancing models by which economic and social activity are conducted globally.  The Grunin Center administers the award of an annual Grunin Prize for Law and Social Entrepreneurship to recognize lawyers’ participation in the ways in which business is increasingly advancing the goals of sustainability and human development.

The Grunin Prize aims to reward the innovation, replicability and/or scalability, and potential impact of projects and solutions developed by lawyers to advance the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. 

In 2021, the Grunin Prize attracted nominations from across the globe, which are representative of the extraordinary legal community of practice that is emerging in this field.  Meet the 2021 Grunin Prize winner and finalists here!

The 2021 Grunin Prize was awarded at a special virtual ceremony on June 9, 2021. This ceremony took place virtually at the conclusion of the IILWG/Grunin Center annual conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond.

For any questions or concerns related to the Grunin Prize, please contact us at law.gruninsocent@nyu.edu.


The Grunin Center for Law and 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. Jay and Linda have dedicated their philanthropic endeavors to investing in innovative projects that have measurable impacts creating meaningful, transformative change.