2010-11 Tyrrell Williams Lecture - Joel Seligman

Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester and former dean of Washington University School of Law, will deliver the 2010-11 Tyrrell Williams Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall (No. 310). He will speak on "The Future of Financial Regulation." The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Crowder Courtyard. The event, which is free and open to the public, is eligible for 1 MCLE credit in Missouri. Visitors are encouraged to park in the pay lot at the Danforth University Center, near the intersection of Forsyth Boulevard and Wallace Drive.

Kent Syverud, dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor, will offer the welcome, and opening remarks will be made by alumna and judge, The Hon. Jean Hamilton, JD '71, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Hillary Sale, the Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and professor of management, will provide the introduction.

Seligman is the 10th president of the University of Rochester. He served as dean at Washington University School of Law (1999-2005) and the University of Arizona College of Law (1995-1999), and was professor on the faculties of the University of Michigan Law School, George Washington University Law School, and Northeastern University Law School.

Seligman is the co-author, 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 has authored or co-authored 20 books, including the leading casebook, Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials (through the 10th edition), and more than 40 articles on legal issues related to securities and corporations.

Seligman also has served as a reporter for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Revision of Uniform Securities Act; as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Market Information; and as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Professional Ethics Executive Committee. He also was a member of the board of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

He is currently a member of the board of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Eastman Kodak Company, and the Upstate New York Regional Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In the Greater Rochester community, he serves on the boards of the George Eastman House, Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), and Rochester Business Alliance.

Seligman earned his bachelor’s degree from UCLA and his juris doctor degree from Harvard.

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