IJ Clinic Associate Director
Salen Churi is the Associate Director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School. Salen supervises law students as they help Chicago-area lower income entrepreneurs navigate the legal challenges involved in starting and operating a small business, such as setting up a business organization, structuring investments and loans, obtaining licenses, hiring workers, protecting intellectual property, and negotiating a broad range of contracts. Salen also co-teaches a seminar on entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School. The seminar prepares students for representing entrepreneurial clients—in the IJ Clinic and beyond—by exploring the unique role entrepreneurs play in our economy and legal system by exercising their freedom to pursue new ideas and opportunities.
Salen Churi received his BA cum laude in Philosophy from Miami University. He then attended the University of Chicago Law School and received his JD with honors. After law school, he practiced corporate and transactional law at Sidley Austin and Kirkland & Ellis, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities, and technology transactions. In 2012, Salen co-authored Complying With the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Practical Primer.