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Joel Seligman
Phone: 585.275.8356
Office: 240 Wallis Hall


Joel Seligman, President of the University of Rochester since July 1, 2005, also holds a faculty position in the University's Department of Political Science and in the William E. Simon School of Business Administration. Before he became the University of Rochester's tenth president, Seligman was dean of Washington University's School of Law since 1999. He was dean and Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law at the University of Arizona College of Law from 1995 to 1999. He also served on the faculty at the University of Michigan Law School, George Washington University Law School and Northeastern University Law School. A graduate of Harvard University, Seligman is one of the nation's leading experts on securities law, and is the co-author, with the late Louis Loss, 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 Corporation Finance. He also 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 Exhange Commission Advisory Committee on Market Information (2000-2001); and as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Professional Ethics Executive Committee. He is currently a member of the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is the author or co-author of 21 books and over 40 articles on legal issues related to securities and corporations.


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