Lynnise E. Pantin

Associate Professor of Law
Director, Social Entrepreneurship Initiative
Director, Transactional Law Clinic

Lynnise E. Pantin

Lynnise E. Pantin joined the NYLS faculty in fall 2011.  She serves as the Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative of the Impact Center for Public Interest Law. Professor Pantin teaches Legal Practice and the Transactional Law Clinic.  She also is on the Board of Advisors for the NYLS Dispute Resolution Team.

Previously, Professor Pantin was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she practiced corporate and securities law in the investment management group within the firm’s corporate department. She advised private investment funds, their sponsors, and investors in all matters related to the formation and operation of domestic and international hedge funds.  She also advised non-profit organizations and small businesses on business transactions, formation issues and governance and regulatory compliance.

Before joining NYLS, Professor Pantin was an adjunct instructor of Legal Writing at Brooklyn Law School, where she taught first-year law students fundamental lawyering skills, including legal writing, research and analysis, interviewing, and negotiation.

Professor Pantin has always been interested in teaching.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Professor Pantin was an elementary school teacher in Washington, D.C.

Professor Pantin earned her B.A. in Media Studies from Pomona College in 1998 and her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2003.


The First Year: Integrating Transaction Skills, 15 Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law 137-147 (2013).