College of Law

Eric Franklin Amarante

Assistant Professor

Phone: 865-974-5625

Office: Room 75


Areas of Expertise

Legal Clinic, Nonprofit


B.A. University of Texas

J.D. Cornell Law School


Professor Amarante joined the UT College of Law in 2017 after teaching at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law for four years. At UNLV, Amarante taught contracts and small business law, and directed the Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic. Prior to his stint at UNLV, Amarante was the inaugural Whiting Fellow at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Amarante received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas. After law school, he joined Sullivan & Cromwell’s corporate group in Palo Alto, where his practice primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities offerings. After several years at Sullivan, he moved to Seattle to join the business transaction group of Davis Wright Tremaine. There he worked on a wide range of projects, from documenting multi-billion dollar joint ventures to counseling entrepreneurs on legal issues facing early-stage companies.