Seligman to lecture on future of financial regulation

Former law dean will deliver annual Tyrrell Williams Lecture March 3

Joel Seligman, JD, president of the University of Rochester, will discuss the future of financial regulation at the 2011 Tyrrell Williams Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3.


Seligman, former dean of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, will speak in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (Rm. 310) in Anheuser-Busch Hall. 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 one MCLE credit.

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

Seligman was WUSTL law dean from 1999-2005. He also served as dean at the University of Arizona College of Law from 1995-99.

He 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 earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a juris doctorate from Harvard University.

The Tyrrell Williams Lecture brings noted diplomatic professionals and public figures to discuss issues of the day. The lecture was established in 1948 in honor of Williams, an alumnus, faculty member and dean. Williams earned his law degree from Washington University in 1900. He served on the law faculty from 1913-1946, was dean from 1919-1921, and acting dean in 1926 and 1935.

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