Business Innovations Clinic Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
BA, 2000, University of California, Berkeley; JD, 2004, CUNY School of Law
Kim Vu-Dinh is thrilled to return to the people, food, and culture of the American South. Currently, she focuses her clinical teaching on economic development through small business capacity-building, and prior to that, she was a Eugene Ludwig/Robert M. Cover Fellow in Law in the Community and Economic Development Clinic at Yale Law School. Professor Vu-Dinh worked extensively in post-Katrina New Orleans with nonprofits and small, local businesses developing affordable housing and community-based commercial projects, first as non-profit staff, and later as consultant through her firm Community Capacity Consulting. She is also an adjunct instructor at Tulane University’s Sustainable Real Estate Development Program, and the Founder/Owner/Janitor of Milo Records New Orleans. Professor Vu-Dinh also worked in the public sector for six years in Alaska first as a law clerk and eventually as a public defender. She holds a B.A. from University of California at Berkeley and a JD from CUNY School of Law. Her current research interests focus on the innovation of financial products and infrastructure needed by music cities.