Cherry, Jaclyn L.


Professor Jaclyn Cherry's teaching and publications focus on Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Law.

Biographical Profile

School of Law
Law - Dean's Office
Tenure Status

Interest Background

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Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1981 Seton Hill University B.A. English
1988 Duquesne University School of Law J.D. Law

Memberships & Professional Activities

Dates Type Description Institution/Entity
2009 - 2012 Membership Member SC Secretary of State Nonprofit Advisory Council
2010 - 2012 Membership Co-Chair Governance Review Committee, CLEA
2010 - Present Membership Founding Member SC Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
2012 - Present Membership Member American Law Institute (elected)
Membership Member South Carolina Bar Association
Membership Member American Bar Association (member Nonprofit and Business Law section)
2010 - 2011 Professional Activity Technical Assistance Team Collaboration for Community Change (C3), South Carolina

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1988 - 1990 Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Lee J. Mazur Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
1988 - 1990 Attorney Mistick, Sittig & Weiss, Attorneys at Law, Pittsburgh, PA
1990 - 1998 Attorney, Jaclyn Cherry Law Office, Greensburg, PA
1992 - 1996 Attorney Commonwealth Land Title Company/Lawyers Abstract Company, Pittsburgh, PA
1996 - 1997 Attorney/Senior Compliance Officer Mellon Mortgage Company Mellon Bank, N.A., Pittsburgh, PA
1997 - 2007 Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of Clinical Legal Education Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 Visiting Professor University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA
2007 General Counsel Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh, PA
2008 - Present Assistant Professor of Law (tenure-track) Department of Clinical Legal Stuides, School of Law

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
1999 Award Community Development Partnership Award, Mon Valley Initiative, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 Award Woman of the Year, Duquesne University Women's Law Association, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Award “G.G. Dowling Faculty Award" University of South Carolina School of Law
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