Esther Barron is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Law Center in the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University School of Law. Barron co-teaches Entrepreneurship Law and Venture Capital. Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty, Barron practiced at Goldberg Kohn in Chicago in its commercial finance department, representing lenders and other financial institutions in middle market debt transactions. In 2004, she helped co-found a start-up handbag company Elezar, LLC, targeting high-end boutiques and department stores. Elezar bags are currently sold throughout the country. Barron graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University and received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law.