Esther S. Barron

Barron, Esther S.

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Entrepreneurship Law Center

Phone: (312) 503-0724

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Related Links: Entrepreneurship Law Center

Esther Barron is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Law Center in the Bluhm Legal Clinic. Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty, Barron practiced at Goldberg Kohn in Chicago in its commercial finance department, representing lenders and other financial institutions in middle market debt transactions. In 2004, she helped co-found a start-up handbag company Elezar, LLC, targeting high-end boutiques and department stores. Elezar bags are currently sold throughout the country. Barron graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University and received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Associations
  • Clinical Teaching


  • BA, Brandeis University
  • JD, Northwestern University

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Hochberg Family Director, Small Business Opportunity Center, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Associate, Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz
  • Associate, Peterson & Ross