Eric Gouvin

Eric Gouvin has been a professor at Western New England University School of Law since 1991 and became Dean of the School of Law in 2013. He is the founder of both the Law School’s Small Business Clinic and the University’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In practice he handled business law matters for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held concerns. He has published numerous law review articles and is a co-author of the treatise Blumberg on Corporate Groups.

He is currently the Chair of the AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills. An active member of the American Bar Association, Professor Gouvin has Co-Chaired the Business Law Education Committee of the Business Law Section and chaired the Adjunct Faculty Committee of the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. He also sits on the advisory boards for the Scibelli Enterprise Center in Springfield, MA, and the Entrepreneurial Initiative of the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation in West Springfield, MA.

He has a strong interest in business law beyond our borders as well. He has taught in Lithuania and in France, has delivered lectures in China as a Fulbright Specialist, and has delivered papers in England, Belgium, Greece, France, and Canada. He holds a B.A from Cornell, an MPA from Harvard, and a JD and LLM from Boston University.

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