Jaclyn Cherry is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law. Her expertise is 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 to 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 also serves in several leadership roles including being a member of the advisory board of the Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough Center on Professionalism, is a member and advisor of the American Law Institute, and is a founding member of the South Carolina Volunteer Lawyers Association. She has won 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.
She 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 and 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 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.