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  • Professor Oranburg teaches Contracts Law, Business Associations, and Corporate Finance at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. He previously taught Contracts, BA, and Venture Capital Law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, then became the Director for the JD/MBA Joint Degree Program and Director of the Business Essentials for Lawyers Micro-Credential Badge.

    Professor Oranburg now co-directs the Program on Business, Organization, and Markets at the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law. In this capacity, Oranburg produces two academic symposium each year, published in journals such as Business Lawyer, the Iowa Journal of Corporation Law, and the NYU Journal of Law & Business.

    Professor Oranburg proudly teaches in the UNH Law Hybrid program. “The future of accessible legal education is online,” Oranburg said, adding that, “UNH has a phenomenal online JD program” that he is “proud to teach in.”

    Professor Oraburg’s research currently focus on form contracts in the metaverse, the metaverse being the broad new three-dimensional digital space where, increasingly, people spend time and commerce happens. Form contracts—the technical name of for take-it-or-leave-it-offers—already dominate real commerce. Metaverse commerce is even more asymmetrically formal. Asymmetric relational distortions are more problematic where, as with digital commerce, smart contracts render deals enforceable despite any equitable or fairness defenses. How to infuse equitable principles into the rule of code is the next challenge that Professor Oranburg wants to address.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2024 Antitrust law for blockchain technology 2024
    2022 Social Media and Democracy after the Capitol Riot, or, A Cautionary Tale of the Giant GoldfishMercer Law Review.  73:591-591. 2022
    2021 Transaction Cost Economics, Labor Law, and the Gig EconomyJournal of Legal Studies.  50:S219-S237. 2021
    2021 Online Onboarding: Corporate Governance Training in the COVID-19 EraCorp. & Bus. LJ.  2:1-20. 2021
    2020 Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation through Regulatory DemocratizationSan Diego Law Review.  57:757-806. 2020
    2020 Securities Regulation and Social MediaLoy. U. Chi. LJ.  52:15-66. 2020
    2019 Corporations Hybrid: A COVID Case Study on Innovation in Business Law PedagogyWillamette Law Review.  56:363-363. 2019
    2018 Female entrepreneurs and equity crowdfunding in the US: Receiving less when asking for moreJournal of Business Venturing Insights.  10:e00099-e00099. 2018
    2018 Hyperfunding: Regulating Financial InnovationsUniversity of Colorado Law Review.  89:1033-1033. 2018
    2018 Unbundling employment: Flexible benefits for the gig economyDrexel L. Rev.  11:1-1. 2018
    2015 Bridgefunding: Crowdfunding and the market for entrepreneurial financeCornell journal of law and public policy.  25:397-397. 2015
    2014 A Little Birdie Said: How Twitter Is Disrupting Shareholder ActivismFordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law.  20:695-716. 2014
    Distance Education in the Time of Coronavirus: Quick and Easy Strategies for ProfessorsSSRN Electronic Journal
    Do Female Investors Support Female Entrepreneurs? An Empirical Analysis of Angel Investor BehaviorSSRN Electronic Journal
    The Gig Economy, Smart Contracts, and Disruption of Traditional Work ArrangementsSSRN Electronic Journal


    Year Title
    2022 Contract Law Rules, Cases, and Problems 2022
    2022 A History of Financial Technology From Corporations to Crowdfunding 2022


    Year Title
    2016 Start-up financing.  57-73. 2016

    Teaching Activities

  • IP & Entrepreneurship Taught course 2023
  • Independent Study Taught course 2023
  • Contracts Taught course 2022
  • Contracts Taught course 2022
  • Full Name

  • Seth Oranburg