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About J.S. Nelson

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

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

June 2017 - Present Associate Professor of Law (Business Ethics), Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Law & Business Schools
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2015 - Present Senior Fellow Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, University of Pennsylvania ‐ Wharton School
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2001 - Present HLS Affiliate, Harvard University
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2013 - 2017 Advisor, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stanford University ‐ Graduate School of Business
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Curriculum Vitae




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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)

Courses

  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate & White Collar Crime
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law
  • Legal Environment of Business


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