Jaclyn Cherry is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law. Her areas of expertise are in nonprofit and tax exempt Law. Her scholarship, teaching and service, nationally and locally, reflect this interest. Most recently, she was appointed an Advisor by the American Law Institute for its Restatement of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations. She has co-authored several nonprofit tax exempt texts including the 3rd edition of her casebook Tax Exempt Organizations: Cases and Materials, which was published in 2014.
Professor Cherry teaches nonprofit and other courses, including the Nonprofit Organizations Clinic and the Small Business Capstone. She serves on "ad hoc" committees regarding South Carolina nonprofit corporate legislation.
She is a member of the advisory board of the Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough Center on Professionalism, is a member of the American Law Institute, and is a 2012 winner of the G.G. Dowling Faculty Award given by the University of South Carolina School of Law to a faculty member who typifies to fellow faculty outstanding qualities of integrity, concern for others and legal scholarship. Professor Cherry is a founding member of the South Carolina Volunteer Lawyers Association.
Professor Cherry was a Visiting Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law during the summer of 2003 teaching J.D. and L.L.M. students. She served as Associate Director of Clinical Legal Education, Director of Economic & Community Development Law Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law for over 10 years at Duquesne University School of Law.
She has served as General Counsel to Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Bethlehem Haven of Pittsburgh, as an Attorney-Senior Compliance Officer for Mellon Mortgage Company, a judicial law clerk in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and as an Attorney with Mistick, Sittig & Weiss, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Lawyers Abstract Company/ agent of Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.
Professor Cherry received her J.D. degree from Duquesne University School of Law and her B.A. degree from Seton Hill University (magna cum laude).