Prof Siebecker

Michael Siebecker


Maxine Kurtz Faculty Research Scholar


Business Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporations and Corporate Governance, First Amendment Law

Professional Biography

After graduating magna cum laude from Yale University, Professor Siebecker earned a J.D. and LL.M. from Columbia Law School where he was both a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. As a President's Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School, he received a Ph.D. in Political Science. Prior to teaching at the University of Florida College of Law from 2005 through 2012, Prof. Siebecker worked at the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in both the litigation and corporate departments.

Prof. Siebecker's research addresses the intersection of law and political theory, focusing primarily in the areas of corporate law, securities regulation, corporate social responsibility, and corporate speech. His widely quoted publications appear in a variety of leading journals, treatises, and books, including the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW, the FORDHAM LAW REVIEW, the GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW, the WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, the WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW, the OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL, the CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW, the ALABAMA LAW REVIEW, the JOURNAL OF CORPORATION LAW, and the FIRST AMENDMENT HANDBOOK. Previously, Professor Siebecker represented a group of socially responsible investment firms as amicus curiae in Nike v. Kasky, a commercial speech case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • JD, LLM, MPhil, PhD (Political Science), Columbia University
  • BA, Yale University

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Bar of the State of California
  • Bar of the Southern District of New York
  • Bar of the State of New York

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