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Amanda Spratley

Visiting Practice Professor of Law

Professor Spratley is a Visiting Practice Professor of Law in Penn Law's Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, where she teaches and supervises law students provide a variety of transactional legal services to entrepreneurs, businesses and social ventures. Professor Spratley has served as an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Community Development Clinic at the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, where she taught Business Organizations and Independent Legal Research courses and taught, directed and served as the supervising attorney for the law school's Community Development Clinic - a law school legal clinic providing free legal assistance to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Continue reading…


  • Business Entities
  • Business Law
  • Community Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Start-Up Ventures
  • Transactional Law

Articles and Book Chapters

How Microenterprise Development Contributes to Community Economic Development, in BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: A GUIDE TO COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ADVOCATES, LAWYERS, AND POLICYMAKERS 379 (Roger A. Clay, Jr. & Susan R. Jones eds., American Bar Association 2009)(with Prof. Susan R. Jones).

Connecting Law and Creativity: The Role of Lawyers in Supporting Creative and Innovative Economic Development, 8 Hastings Bus. L.J. 221 (Summer 2012).

Engaging Outside Counsel in Transactional Law Clinics, 20 Clinical L. Rev. 379 (2014)(with Prof. Alicia Plerhoples).

More publications can be found here.

Research Areas

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Law
  • Community Economic Development
  • Real Estate
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Art and Entertainment Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Education


  • Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
  • Women's Law Project Externship

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