Clinical Professor of Law
Director, International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
B.S., Penn State
Clinical Professor Jeffrey Erickson is director of the International Sustainable Development Projects Law Clinic (ISDPLC). He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before several state and federal administrative agencies.
Prior to joining Penn State Law in 2010, Professor Erickson was a litigator and counselor in Denver, Colorado, specializing in medical malpractice defense and insurance defense matters throughout Colorado. Professor Erickson helped launch Lee & Kinder, LLC in 2008, where he focused on administrative law with an emphasis on workers’ compensation. Professor Erickson was a law clerk for Chief Judge John P. Leopold (Ret.) and Chief Judge William B. Sylvester of Colorado’s 18th Judicial District.
While practicing in Colorado, Professor Erickson was active as pro bono counsel with the Colorado Lawyers’ Committee’s Legal Night Task Force at Mi Casa Resource Center for Women and Centro San Juan Diego. As a clinical law student, he volunteered for the Innocence Project and the Interpreter Project, which sought a statewide policy for entitlement to interpreters for non-English speaking criminal defendants.
Professor Erickson continues his commitment to pro bono legal service through the pro bono work of Penn State Law’s clinical programs. Professor Erickson, through the ISDPLC, has collaborated on numerous University-sponsored development projects, providing—with clinic students—legal due diligence and advice and drafting legal instruments for humanitarian engineering, global health, and social entrepreneurship programs.
Professor Erickson also teaches legal writing and formerly was a supervising attorney with the Rural Economic Development Clinic.
Prior to attending law school, he was a senior research assistant at Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geography (1997) from Penn State.