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Florida State University



Manuel A. Utset, Jr.

Manuel A. Utset, Jr.

William & Catherine VanDercreek Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room 306A


J.D., University of Michigan, 1987
B.S., Georgetown University, 1984

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Professor Utset joined the Florida State University College of Law faculty in 2007 and has taught a wide variety of courses at the law school, including Corporations, The Dodd-Frank Act, Game Theory for Business Lawyers, Law and Economics, and Securities Regulation. He is a leading scholar on applying behavioral law and economics to issues in corporate law and has recently explored the implications of time inconsistent behavior for this and other areas of law. 

Prior to joining Florida State, he was a faculty member of the law schools at the University of Utah and Boston University School of Law. He also visited at the law schools at the University of California, Berkeley and Northeastern University. Before joining the academy, Professor Utset practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

Select Recent Publications

Digital Surveillance and Preventive Policing, 49 Conn. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2017)

Rational Criminal Addictions
, 74 Pitt. L. Rev. 673 (2014)

Rational Financial Meltdowns, 10 Hastings Bus. L.J. 407 (2014)