Donna Matias

Director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic & Adjunct Professor

University of San Diego School of Law

Donna G. Matias is an adjunct professor and director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of San Diego School of Law. Professor Matias helped found the Entrepreneurship Clinic in Fall 2001. Prior to that, she was a lawyering Skills I instructor at the law school. Professor Matias is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.
She began her legal career at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco before moving to Berg, Ziegler, Anderson & Parker. She left private practice altogether to become a public interest lawyer with the Institute for Justice in Washington, D.C., where she litigated constitutional cases against federal, state and local entities nationwide. While at IJ, Professor Matias appeared on television and in the op-ed pages of various news organizations, where she discussed issues relating to her cases. She also helped establish the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School in 1998.

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