Esther Barron

Esther Barron The Coleman Foundation


Esther Barron is the Director of the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a Clinical Professor of Law. In addition to her clinical work, she has taught Entrepreneurship Law, NUvention-Medical Innovation, Venture Capital, Innovation Lab and Business Associations. She also teaches several classes in the Master of Science in Law program including in the online program.

Prior to joining the faculty of Northwestern Pritzker Law School, Professor Barron practiced law at Goldberg Kohn in Chicago in its commercial finance department where she represented lenders and other financial institutions in middle market debt transactions.

She is the coauthor of the legal casebook Entrepreneurship Law. She has published several articles on various topics around entrepreneurship law. She received a Dean’s Teaching Award in 2010, the SBA Faculty Appreciation Award in 2012 and the Association of American Law Schools Teachers of the Year Award in 2013. She graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University and received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

In 2004, she co-founded a handbag company, Elezar LLC which she exited in 2014.

Professor Barron is a member of the International Women’s Forum.

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