Matthew A. Salerno, JD

Assistant Professor
School of Law

Matt Salerno is an Assistant Professor at the School of Law. He teaches in the law school's LLEAP (Legal Writing, Leadership, Experiential Learning, Advocacy and Professionalism) program focusing on writing contracts. He also teaches Bankruptcy and an introduction to legal writing course. Professor Salerno serves on multiple Law School and University committees and has coached the Law School’s bankruptcy moot court team. He is a member of the executive committee and the diversity committee for the American Association of Law Schools’ Section on New Law Professors.

Professor Salerno focuses on contract writing, corporate matters, and bankruptcy and insolvency. He is also passionate about mindfulness and encouraging students and faculty to understand mindfulness and its potential benefits. Professor Salerno is part of a multi-disciplinary committee of University faculty devoted to mindfulness awareness. He has helped organize Mindfulness Matters week for the University community and has spoken at seminars and events on the topic of mindfulness in higher education.

Professor Salerno was adjunct faculty at the law school before joining the faculty full time in 2018. He spent almost 20 years in private practice focusing primarily on business restructuring and corporate counseling. Professor Salerno has experience in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, cosmetics, real estate, finance, sports and entertainment and more.

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Teaching Information

Courses Taught

LAWS 2803 Legal Writing, Leadership, Experiential Learning, Advocacy, and Professionalism 3: Advanced Skills
LAWS 5415 Bankruptcy


Juris Doctor
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts with honors
Ohio State University