Robert Weber

robert weber

Wellspring Professor in Entrepreneurship, Economic Development and Business LawJohn Rogers Hall 247
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Professor Weber earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was awarded the Saul L. Nadler Award for excellence in the fields of Corporate Law, Creditors’ Rights, and Securities Law.  While at Michigan Law, he served as Articles Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law.  After graduating, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard W. Goldberg on the U.S. Court of International Trade.  After his clerkship, he was an associate in the corporate department of the international law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York.  At Debevoise, his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law.  Before coming to the University of Tulsa, he taught at Loyola University – New Orleans College of Law from 2009-2011 as a Westerfield Fellow.

Professor Weber’s recent scholarship has explored how legal-regulatory regimes can best promote regulatory objectives in complex, dynamic, and unstable financial markets.  In that context, he has written and lectured about bank capital adequacy regulation, life insurance reserve accounting, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, stress testing, risk management and regulatory capture.  His articles have been published in the Minnesota Law Review, The Journal of Corporation Law, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, the American Business Law Journal (peer reviewed), the Administrative Law Review, the Berkeley Business Law Journal, the Duke Journal of International and Comparative Law, and the Michigan Journal of International Law.  In 2012, he was awarded the Ralph C. Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Prior to his legal career, Professor Weber received his A.B. from Duke University and received a Fulbright Scholarship to study immigration trends in Italy at the Università degli Studi di Roma during the 2001-2002 academic year. 

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2005
  • A.B., Duke University, 2001

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Business Associations
  • Financial Regulation (including the Dodd-Frank Act)
  • Secured Transactions
  • Banking Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Corporate Finance


Previous Teaching Experience

  • Loyola University – New Orleans College of Law, Westerfield Fellow, 2009-2011

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY, 2007-2009
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Richard W. Goldberg, U.S. Court of International Trade, 2005-2007

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the New York State Bar