Stephen F. Reed

Clinical Professor of Law
Assistant Director, Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center
Co-Director, JD-MBA Program


Steve Reed is a Clinical Professor of Law, the Assistant Director of the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center, and Co-Director of the JD-MBA Program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. In the clinical program, Reed works with students to represent start-ups, more mature companies and social entrepreneurs in a variety of transactional matters.  In the classroom, he teaches Business Associations, Advanced Corporate Law, Business Combinations and Mergers & Acquisitions, and co-teaches Entrepreneurship Law.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Teaching
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Associations

Selected Publications

  • Entrepreneurship Law: Cases and Materials (Aspen Publishers 2013) (with Esther S. Barron).
  • The Lively Classroom: Finding the Humor in Business Associations, 59 Saint Louis University Law Journal 735 (2015).
  • A Closer Look at Distance Learning: The Law and the Entrepreneur MOOC, 19 Lewis & Clark Law Review 395 (2015) (with Esther Barron).
  • Clinical Legal Education at a Generational Crossroads: A Self-Focused Self-Study of Self, 17 Clinical Law Review 243-254 (2010).

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  • AB cum laude, Princeton University
  • JD, Columbia University

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Attorney, Proskauer Rose LLP

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