Eric J. Gouvin

Prof. Eric J. Gouvin

Professor of Law, Western New England College School of Law

Professor Gouvin has been a member of the Western New England College School of Law faculty since 1991.  He was tenured and promoted to full professor in 1996.  He served as Associate Dean for External Affairs during the 2003-2004 academic year and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2004-2009.  He is currently the Director of the Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship.

During his time on the faculty he has taught contracts, business organizations, banking regulation, secured transactions, and other business-related courses.  In 2002 he founded the Small Business Clinicat Western New England College School of Law and was the moving force behind the creation of the Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship, a collaborative effort with the Western New England College School of Business. 

Prior to 1991, Professor Gouvin practiced corporate, banking, and commercial law with the firm of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson in Portland, Maine.  At the firm Professor Gouvin helped to represent a diverse array of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to closely held businesses.

Professor Gouvin holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the Boston University School of Law. His scholarly writings focus on the intersection of corporate law and banking law. He is a co-author of the treatiseBlumberg on Corporate Groupswith Phillip Blumberg and Kurt Strasser at the University of Connecticut School of Law and Nicholas Georgakopoulos at the Indiana University (Indianapolis) School of Law.  His contributions dealt primarily with corporate groups in the financial services sector.  He has written numerous law review articles on a range of topics affecting financial services.

  • B.A., Cornell University
  • J.D., LL.M., Boston University School of Law
  • M.P.A., Harvard University


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