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1. Tell us a little about yourself and the educational or career path you took to get to where you are now?

My name is Priya Baskaran and I am an Associate Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) at the West Virginia University School of Law. In law school, I was fortunate enough to take the Urban Communities Clinic – a transactional clinic that supported nonprofits, community organizations, and small businesses in Detroit. I fell in love with Detroit, which in many ways resembled my hometown of Pittsburgh. My clients were...

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Here's a few articles that are inspiring our work and the research we need to reinvent economic systems.

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1. Tell us a little about yourself and the educational or career path you took to get to where you are now?

I’m a born and raised Kentuckian who moved to Boston for law school over a decade ago. By the time I decided to go to law school, I had been working in nonprofit arts management for a few years and was ready for a change. Law school promised to be a career shift and one in which I could continue to work for the public good, but I didn’t know any lawyers and wasn’t sure what kind of lawyer I wanted to be. I spent my law school years interested in and exploring...

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Here's a few articles that are inspiring our work and the research we need to reinvent economic systems.

We'd like YOU to contribute to this monthly feature. We'll share some of what we're reading and finding interesting but if you read (or write) an article you'd like to share on Next Legal please send the link to me!

Oakland Grassroots Groups Unite to Purchase 23rd Avenue Building
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Tell us a little about yourself and the educational or career path you took to get to where you are now?

I love the work I do! I went into law school knowing that I wanted to do social justice work, but wasn't sure exactly what that would be. After a series of internships, I knew what I *didn't* want to do (namely, litigation). I took a community economic development (CED) clinic in my final year and found my passion in working with communities and groups. 

After law school, I started in the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, where I...

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