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Alicia Plerhoples is an Associate Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law School, with expertise in business organization and securities regulation, and clinical education. Plerhoples’ research and teaching interests include social enterprise law, nonprofit law, corporate governance, and clinical legal education.

At Georgetown, Plerhoples is director of the Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic through which law students provide pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. Professor Plerhoples has been active in the social enterprise legal sector, writing and presenting about corporate governance and corporate laws that facilitate the work of social entrepreneurs.

Prior to coming to Georgetown, Plerhoples was the Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Clinical Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. After law school, she worked at law firms in New York City and Silicon Valley where she advised asset-based lenders and emerging biomedical and technology companies on finance arrangements.

Plerhoples holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Masters in Public Administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Policy, and an A.B. from Harvard College.