Deputy Dean for Clinical Education, Practice Professor of Law, and Director of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
Praveen Kosuri has a unique background in law, business, and public interest.
As a former investment banker, corporate and transactional lawyer, commercial litigator, and criminal defense lawyer he applies an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to teaching students to solve problems. That same integrated approach is prevalent in his direction of the Law School’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic.
Kosuri has marshaled the resources of the ELC to positively impact distressed communities, under-represented entrepreneurs, and social ventures by representing clients that range from small business owners in urban centers, to nonprofit organizations engaged in community revitalization, to startup ventures creating technologies that can benefit society at large.
Beyond the Law School, Kosuri is also an active contributor to the national clinical legal education community having served on the Executive Committee of the Clinical Legal Education Association for several years as well as its New Clinicians Conference. He has also been involved in numerous AALS committees both as a member or chair. As a former trial lawyer and teacher of trial advocacy, Kosuri also serves as part of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s national faculty. He also consults with law firms on attorney professional development as well as professional responsibility issues.
Kosuri began his teaching career at the University of Chicago Law School. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law.