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Miriam A. Cherry, J.D.

Professor; Co-Director, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law
William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law

Associate Dean for Research and Engagement

Courses Taught

Business Associations, Contracts, Virtual Work


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1996
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1999

Practice Areas

  • Business Associations
  • Contracts

Research Interests

Cherry's scholarship is interdisciplinary and focuses on the intersection of technology and globalization with business, contract, and employment law topics. In her recent work, Cherry analyzes crowdfunding, markets for corporate social responsibility, virtual work, and social entrepreneurship.

Publications and Media Placements

Cherry’s articles will appear or have appeared in the Northwestern Law ReviewMinnesota Law ReviewWashington Law ReviewIllinois Law ReviewGeorgia Law ReviewAlabama Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and the Tulane Law Review, among others. 

SSRN Publications List

Community Work and Service

After graduation from law school, Cherry clerked for Justice Roderick Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and then for Judge Gerald Heaney of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In 2001, a transition to the private sector took Cherry to the Boston firm of Foley Hoag LLP, where she practiced corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance filings, venture capital, and private debt financing. She was also associated with the firm of Berman, DeValerio & Pease, where she was involved in litigating several accounting fraud cases including those against former telecom giant WorldCom and Symbol Technologies, which resulted in a $139 million settlement. Cherry has been on the faculty or visited at a number of law schools, including the University of Georgia, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law, and Cumberland School of Law. In 2008, she was elected a member of the American Law Institute.