Economic liberty is the right to earn an honest living free from unreasonable government interference. The IJ Clinic advocates for economic liberty, so entrepreneurs from Chicago’s inner city can chart their own courses in life, build up neighborhoods and create jobs. We provide free legal assistance, support, education and advocacy for entrepreneurs in the Chicago area. We strive to make Chicago a city where low-income entrepreneurs can thrive.

The IJ Clinic speaks up on behalf of present and future entrepreneurs when the laws on the books or government bureaucracy threaten to stand in their way. We believe the laws of the land should be a stable foundation on which creative, hard-working entrepreneurs can build businesses, not an obstacle course. Red tape should never be the finish line of the race to make jobs. That is why we write, lobby, rally and testify about unnecessary legal barriers to entrepreneurship.