Elizabeth Kregor is an expert in entrepreneurship and the legal issues and regulations faced by entrepreneurs. She directs the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School. Working with her students, she has counseled a wide variety of low-income entrepreneurs in Chicago on forming businesses, licensing, contracting, hiring, compliance with regulation, and more. She is also a watchdog and advocate for low-income entrepreneurs, who works for reform of the laws that make it difficult or impossible for people to pursue big dreams with small budgets. In particular, she has worked on behalf of street vendors in Chicago for many years. The IJ Clinic also presents the annual South Side Pitch, to showcase the innovations and innovators coming out of the South Side of Chicago.
Kregor clerked for the Hon. Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced law with Sidley Austin Brown & Wood for several years, with a focus on intellectual property litigation.