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Priya Baskaran

2016-17 Priya Baskaran

Associate Professor of Law
Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic


  • New York University, B.A.
  • University of Michigan, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, M.U.P.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.


Priya Baskaran is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (EILC). Baskaran's scholarship and research focuses on the nexus between public interest law and social justice principles and transactional legal work, both in practice and in the context of experiential education.

Baskaran came to WVU from the Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Visiting Professor and Supervising Attorney. Baskaran previously worked with the Community and Economic Development Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as a staff attorney. Baskaran provided transactional legal services to community based organizations, non-profits, and small businesses in the City of Detroit and the District of Columbia. Baskaran has also worked on international land use issues as a research fellow for the East West Management Institute. Her work focused on environmental and land use issues with vulnerable populations in Cambodia.


Teaching Experience

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic, WVU College of Law Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic, Georgetown University Law Center, 2013-2016
  • Community Economic Development Clinic, University of Michigan Law School, 2011-2013

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic, 2013-2016
  • Staff Attorney, University of Michigan Law School, Community Economic Development Clinic, 2011-2013
  • Law Fellow, East West Management Institute, 2009-2011
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