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About J.S. Nelson

I am an expert legal consultant, start-up advisor, and professor of business law. I write on business issues, entrepreneurship, ethics, the federal courts, and white collar crime.    

Most of my research and writing is at the intersection of criminal and corporate law.  I concentrate on the way legal rules shape ethical behavior within business organizations and the impact of different frameworks on white collar crime.

Positions

2013 Present Advisor, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stanford University ‐ Graduate School of Business
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2001 Present HLS Affiliate, Harvard University
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20152017 Senior Fellow Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
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Curriculum Vitae




Honors and Awards

  • • Senior Fellow, Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, The Wharton School at the Univ. of Pennsylvania (2015-16 & 2016-17)
  • • Gaylord Jentz Memorial Scholarship, Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2015)
  • • Outstanding Proceedings Award, Nat’l Conf. of the Acad. of Legal Studies in Business (2015)
  • • Outstanding Paper, Pacific Southwest Acad. of Legal Studies in Business (2014)
  • • Best Paper Award, Western Acad. of Legal Studies in Business (2014 & 2016)
  • • Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research Seminar in Normative Business Ethics, The Wharton School at the Univ. of Pennsylvania (2014)
  • • Huber Hurst Research Seminar in Legal Studies and Ethics, Warrington College of Business Admin. at the Univ. of Florida (2014)
  • • Distinguished Proceedings Paper, Nat’l Conf. of the Acad. of Legal Studies in Business (2013)


Corporations (22)

Criminal Law and Procedure (21)