Leslie A. Oster

Oster, Leslie A.

Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Academic Initiatives

Phone: (312) 503-8887
E-mail: leslie.oster@law.northwestern.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Leslie Oster is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law.  Before coming to Northwestern in 2012, Leslie worked in a variety of administrative and academic positions in legal education.  She was the Dean of Students at Berkeley’s law school for eleven years, and also held positions as Special Assistant to the Dean at the University of San Diego School of Law  and Assistant Dean for Strategic Planning at the University of Texas at Austin.  She has taught a variety of skills classes and classes on the courts, as an instructor at UC Hastings, Director of Legal Writing at UC Berkeley, Director of Lawyering Skills at the University of San Diego, and a Senior Lecturer at UT-Austin.  Prior to her career in legal education, Leslie worked as a city attorney and clerked in the California Court of Appeal; she received her law and undergraduate degrees from UC Berkeley.  At Northwestern, Leslie is teaching Medical Innovation and working on new academic initiatives, including the Master of Science in Law degree, a one-year master’s degree for STEM-trained students.

Education

  • AB, University of California, Berkeley
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley

Prior Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law
  • Assistant Dean for Strategic Planning, University of Texas School of Law
  • Special Assistant to the Dean, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Director, Lawyering Skills I Program, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Assistant Dean and Dean of Students, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Of Counsel Attorney, Municipal Law, Meyers, Nave, Riback & West
  • Judicial Law Clerk, California Court of Appeal