Jennifer S. Fan

  • Director, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 685-2636
Email: jsfan@u.washington.edu

Education

A.B. 1995, with distinction, Stanford University J.D. 1998, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Business and Corporate Law — Corporate Governance — Entrepreneurial Law — Nonprofits — Technology Transfer — Venture Capital

Recent Courses

LAW A 515 Business Organizations
LAW E 523 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Professor Jennifer S. Fan joined the University of Washington School of Law in 2010. She is the faculty director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and faculty advisor for the Law, Business, and Entrepreneurship track. In addition to the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, she teaches business organizations. Professor Fan is the 2019 recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year Award given by the student body.

Professor Fan earned her A.B. in Political Science, with distinction, from Stanford University. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a senior associate in the corporate securities group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Professor Fan was also the inaugural director of the Pro Bono Program of the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School. Previously, she served as the Vice President and Director of Legal Affairs of the Asian Pacific Fund, a community foundation serving the Asian American community in the Bay Area.

Professor Fan's research focuses on entrepreneurial law. She is admitted to practice in California, New York and Washington.

  • Speaker, "High Tech Companies, Their Innovations, & the Law", Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Distinguished Lecture Series, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (September 5, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Innovators as Regulators: The New Private Ordering in High Technology Companies", Junior Business Law Colloquium, (July 11, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Communication Competency in Transactional Lawyering", 18th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference, (May 3, 2019)
  • Speaker, "A Seat at the Table", Looking Back and Looking Forward: The Nineteenth Amendment 100 Years Later, (April 18, 2019)
  • Speaker, "Unlocking UW Resources for the Startup Community", Startup Week Seattle, (October 11, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Washington Pro Bono Patent Network", Startup Week Seattle, (October 9, 2018)
  • Speaker, "An Unlikely Pairing: The Role of Corporations in Social Movements", Junior Business Law Colloquium, (July 12, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Law and Community: Helping to Create Legal Resources", Visiting Chinese judicial Delegation, U.S. State Department International Visitors Leadership Program (July 7, 2018)
  • Speaker, "The Art of Counseling Entrepreneurs", 17th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference, (April 28, 2018)
  • Speaker, "Transactional Law and Skills: Access to Justice and Transactional Law", 112th Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools (January 3, 2018)
  • Panelist, "Unlocking UW Resources", Startup Week Seattle, (October 5, 2017)
  • Moderator, Corporate Venture Capital's Impact on Innovation, University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy (July 13, 2017)
  • Speaker, Growing Business and Legal Challenges of the Sharing Economy, University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy (July 13, 2017)
  • Moderator, "Innovation Deals and Licensing Issues", The Art and Science of the IP Deal, University of Washington School of Law (April 8, 2017)
  • Panelist, "The State of IP Deals 2016-2017", The Art and Science of the IP Deal, University of Washington School of Law (April 7, 2017)