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Joel Seligman

Joel Seligman

University Professor
President Emeritus

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JD, Harvard, 1974. Securities law. One of the nation's leading experts on securities law, Seligman is the coauthor, with the late Louis Loss and with Troy Paredes, of the 11-volume Securities Regulation, the leading treatise in the field, and author of The Transformation of Wall Street: A History of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Modern Corporate Finance.

He also has served as reporter for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Revision of Uniform Securities Act (1998-2002); as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Market Information (2000-01); and as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Professional Ethics Executive Committee. He was a member of the board of the National Association of Securities Dealers (2004-07) and is currently a member of the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He was a member of the board of directors of the Eastman Kodak Company (2009-13).

He is the author or coauthor of 20 books and over 40 articles on legal issues related to securities and corporations. He is the coauthor (with John C. Coffee Jr. of the Columbia University law school faculty and Hilary Sale of the University of Iowa law school faculty) of the leading casebook Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials.

Courses taught:
  • PSCI 212 The United States Supreme Court: The Constitution at a Crossroads
  • PSCI 234W The Past and Future of Our Financial System
  • PSCI 295W The Good Society