Thomas Morsch

Professor of Law Emeritus
Director Emeritus of the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center


Professor Morsch teaches entrepreneurship and nonprofit organization law and is the emeritus director of Northwestern Law's Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center. The Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center gives students hands-on experience representing entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. He has been awarded a Dean's Teaching Award by the Law School on several occasions.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Associations
  • Clinical Teaching

Selected Publications

  • Guidelines for Establishing a Law School Investor Advocacy Clinic (FINRA Investor Education Foundation 2009) (with J. Samuel Tenenbaum ).
  • The Battle of Monasternenaugh, 1579, 23 Irish Sword 305-314 (2003).
  • Discovering Transactional Pro Bono, 72 Umkc Law Review 423-431 (2004).
  • Schools Offer Hands-On Training, Chicago Lawyer (December 1, 2005).


  • BA, University of Notre Dame
  • BSL, Northwestern University
  • JD, Northwestern University

Prior Appointments

  • Partner and Counsel, 1972-2000, Sidley & Austin (Chicago)
  • Partner, 1955-1972, Leibman, Williams, Bennett, Baird & Minow (Chicago)

Recent Consulting Activities

  • Commercial Arbitration Panelist, American Arbitration Association

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