Jodi S. Balsam joined the NYLS faculty in fall 2011 and teaches Legal Practice. Her scholarly and teaching interests also include professional responsibility, civil procedure, judicial administration, and topics in sports law. 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, and administered the League’s internal dispute resolution processes and compliance program. Prior to the NFL, Professor Balsam was also 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 recent 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.
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