Amanda L. Kool was a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Clinical Instructor in the Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School, from 2012 – August 2017. Amanda directed the Community Enterprise Project (CEP), a clinical program of the Transactional Law Clinics that serves clients who live and work in the Boston neighborhoods surrounding the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. To contact the current CEP director, please see Carlos Teuscher.
Past CEP projects have focused on the food truck industry in Boston, first-time home buyers regarding the unique aspects of condo ownership, entrepreneurial military veterans, models for community-sourced, localized investment under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012, and the legal implications of business ownership by immigrant entrepreneurs. Beyond her work in the Transactional Law Clinics, Amanda serves as a Supervising Attorney with the Harvard Recording Artists Project, a student practice organization in which teams of Harvard Law School students join with Berklee College of Music students to represent recording artists, producers, composers, and other music industry professionals in a broad range of entertainment law matters.
Prior to joining the Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School as a Clinical Fellow in 2012, Amanda was an associate at Nixon Peabody LLP in Boston, where she represented financial institutions and emerging growth and middle market companies. She also served as the firm’s coordinator of pro bono matters for transactional attorneys and engaged in pro bono representation of nonprofit organizations and military veterans. Other past legal experience includes positions with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Conservation Law Foundation, and Resource Conflicts Institute in Nakuru, Kenya. Amanda earned her JD from Northeastern University School of Law and a BA from the University of Kentucky.