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George J. Siedel

George J. Siedel

Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration & Thurnau Professor of Business Law

Diploma, Cambridge University
J.D., University Of Michigan
B.A., College Of Wooster

George J. Siedel's research addresses legal issues that relate to international business law, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Recent publications focus on proactive law and the use of law to gain competitive advantage. His work in progress includes research on corporate bullying, the impact of litigation on large corporations and the use of electronic communication as evidence in litigation.


Professor Siedel has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida. Following graduation from law school, he worked as an attorney in a professional corporation. He has also served on several boards of directors and as Associate Dean of the University of Michigan Business School.


The author of numerous books and articles, Professor Siedel's  research awards include the Faculty Recognition Award from the University of Michigan and several awards from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business  (Hoeber Award, Ralph Bunche Award and  Maurer Award). The Center for International Business Education and Research selected a case written by Professor Siedel for its annual International Case Writing Award. 


Professor Siedel has served as Visiting Professor of Business Law at Stanford University, Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University, and Parsons Fellow at the University of Sydney. He has been elected a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's Wolfson College and a Life Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. As a Fulbright Scholar, Professor Siedel held a Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

George J. Siedel
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Office Location: R4354

Phone: (734) 764-1392
Fax: (734) 936-6631

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