Jennifer Fan

Jennifer Fan, Professor of Law, Therese Maynard Chair in Business Law

Professor of Law
Therese Maynard Chair in Business Law

Courses Taught/Areas of Expertise

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Nonprofits
  • Technology Transfer
  • Venture Capital



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


Professor Jennifer S. Fan is an expert on corporate securities law and corporate governance. Her scholarship has been published in the Harvard Business Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Columbia Business Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, BYU Law Review, Utah Law Review, among others. Her research explores questions of corporate law in the context of entrepreneurship and innovation, with a focus on corporate governance.

Professor Fan is an American Bar Foundation Fellow and a recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year Award given by the student body at the University of Washington School of Law. She also received multi-year grants from the USPTO and the Herbert B. Jones Foundation to assist under-resourced entrepreneurs.

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. After law school, she worked at global law firms in New York City, the San Francisco/Bay Area, and Seattle. She also served as 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 and 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. Prior to joining Loyola Law, Professor Fan was the D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, faculty director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, and faculty advisor for the Law, Business, and Entrepreneurship track at the University of Washington School of Law. 

She is admitted to practice in California, New York, and Washington.

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