Vivian Etter

Vivian Etter

Lecturer and Clinical Instructor, BU/MIT Student Innovations Law Clinic

BA, Kent State University
JD, Penn State Law


Vivian Etter (Licensed as Tyler R Etter) is a Lecturer with the Startup Law Clinic, providing legal advice and guidance to budding entrepreneurs from the BU and MIT student populations.

Prior to joining the BU Law Faculty, Vivian was the first staff attorney with Penn State Law’s Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, where she was responsible for the day-to-day guidance and oversight of the clinic’s students, consisting of second and third-year law students. The EAC provides no cost legal services to entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from formation and organization all the way to potential investment capital rounds. Outside of the EAC, Vivian was also a frequent guest lecturer in various business courses and boot camps within the Penn State network, and frequently gave presentations to business incubators and accelerators around the state.

Vivian obtained a Juris Doctorate in 2017 from the Pennsylvania State University, the Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Law). She also has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Kent State University, obtained in 2014.

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