Amanda Kool, Clinical Instructor, Transactional Law Clinics

Amanda Kool, Clinical Instructor, Transactional Law Clinics

For the past two years, Amanda has served as the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) Fellow, advising students in the Community Enterprise Project, a division of TLC. In that role, she and her students have worked in partnership with various community organizations to address persistent legal barriers to economic development in the City of Boston. Amanda also served as a supervising attorney in the Recording Artists Project, a student practice organization in which teams of law students represent recording artists in contract negotiations, intellectual property protection, and other transactional legal matters.

“After two great years as a Clinical Fellow, I’m thrilled to remain here at Harvard Law School and step into the role of Clinical Instructor at TLC, as well as continue my work with the Recording Artists Project. I’m fortunate to work with such incredible students and colleagues and can’t wait to see where our hard work takes us next.” Amanda’s main focus will now be on supervising clinical students placed at TLC.

She is an active member of the American Bar Association and is the author of numerous publications on community economic development, entrepreneurship, and agriculture law. Recently, she co-authored the article Many Advocates, One Goal: How Lawyers Can Use Community Partnerships to Foster Local Economic Development’ with Brett Heeger, J.D. ’14, and is currently co-authoring an article with Heather Kulp, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer in Law in the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program, tentatively titled, “An Uber Conflict: Dispute Resolution in the Sharing Economy,” which is slated for publication in the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy this fall.

Prior to joining the Transactional Law Clinics, Amanda worked as a corporate and finance associate attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP in Boston. During law school, she completed internships with Judge Susan J. Dlott in the Southern District of Ohio, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Resource Conflict Institute in Nakuru, Kenya, and Nixon Peabody LLP. Following law school, Amanda spent a year as a pro bono attorney with Conservation Law Foundation.

“We are delighted to have Amanda continue on with TLC in her new role as Clinical Instructor,” noted Brian Price, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Transactional Law Clinics. “She is a valued contributor to TLC, including her work with our Community Enterprise Project as well as the Recording Artist Project.  The law school and HLS’ clinical community are fortunate to have her.”

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