Jodi S. Balsam teaches Legal Practice, Sports Law, Principles of Legal Analysis, and the Judicial Externship Seminar. Her scholarly and teaching interests also include professional responsibility, civil procedure, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to joining NYLS, she taught in the Lawyering Program at New York University School of Law. Before joining academia, Professor Balsam was the National Football League’s Counsel for Operations and Litigation, where she managed litigation in all areas of law, oversaw a variety of policy and operational matters, negotiated contracts for League special events, and administered the League’s internal dispute resolution processes and compliance program. Professor Balsam began her practice career as a litigation attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she represented a wide range of clients in antitrust matters and complex litigation. She has served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Charles Brieant of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Balsam has served as Counsel to the Clerk of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and spearheaded the court’s project to comprehensively revise its local rules and internal operating procedures. Her article, “The New Second Circuit Local Rules: Anatomy and Commentary,” 19 [Brooklyn] Journal of Law & Policy 101 (2011), provides a history of local rulemaking generally and in the Second Circuit, and details the process and practical effect of the circuit’s rules revision. She now sits on the Court’s Attorney Advisory Committee on Local Rules.
Yale University, B.A. 1983
New York University School of Law, J.D.
Order of the Coif, Annual Survey of American Law
Judicial Externship Seminar
Principles of Legal Analysis