Evan Darryl Walton to Take the Helm of Northeastern Law’s Community Business Clinic
03.14.22 —Northeastern Law is pleased to announce that Evan Darryl Walton will join the university on July 1, 2022, as an associate clinical professor and director of the Community Business Clinic. In addition to teaching and supervising clinical students, Walton will engage in research on business legal issues involving governance, leadership and decision-making in novel and complex industries.
“Professor Walton has a proven track record of working effectively and inspirationally with students in clinical settings,” said Dean James Hackney. “As he takes the helm of our dynamic Community Business Clinic, we look forward to his leadership and expertise in innovation.”
Walton is currently a visiting clinical assistant professor in Boston University School of Law’s Startup Law Clinic, supervising BU Law students as they represent MIT and BU students in forming strong legal foundations for establishing and operating early-stage business ventures and protecting intellectual property. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the inaugural Jeff and Cynthia Harris Fellow with the Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he co-taught a clinical seminar class and supervised third-year law students in representing clients from the Columbus community on small business, nonprofit and intellectual property client matters. He also held a fellowship at Wake Forest Law, where he worked with students in the law school’s Community Law and Business Clinic and Veterans Legal Clinic and executed special projects for the dean’s office, including managing logistics for the law school’s Charlotte blockchain CLE event.
Walton received a JD from Wake Forest Law in 2018—as a student, he co-founded the law school’s Transactional Law Competition and was a member of the pro bono honor society. He also holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. Walton is a member of the Communications Committee of the Clinical Legal Education Association, has presented at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education and the Emory Conference on the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills, and been a radio guest on “All Sides with Ann Fisher.” Prior to law school, Walton worked in business operations at for-profit and nonprofit entities and has twice been a small business owner.
“As a clinical educator, you hope to find an environment where students are passionate about personal growth and making an impact in the world around them. I couldn’t ask to join a better place than the Northeastern Law community where ‘experiential’ and ‘collaborative’ are ingrained in its DNA,” said Walton.
About Northeastern University School of Law
The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country. Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences through its signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. More than 1,000 employers worldwide in a wide range of legal, government, nonprofit and business organizations participate in the program. With a focus on social justice and innovation, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experiences to successfully practice law.
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