Jonathan Siegel

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Siegel is the F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. His classes include Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Federal Courts and Intellectual Property. Siegel’s scholarship focuses on Administrative Law and Federal Courts and has particularly explored issues of statutory interpretation and lawsuits against governments.

Jonathan Siegel was appointed Special Counsel to the Administrative Conference of the United States in December 2011.  Siegel also served as the Conference’s Research and Policy Director upon its reestablishment in 2010 until December 2011.

A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Siegel, immediately following law school, clerked for the Honorable Patricia M. Wald, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. After his clerkship, Siegel served as a member of the Appellate Staff of the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Division, where he briefed and argued cases in the United States courts of appeals and assisted the Solicitor General’s office in Supreme Court litigation.

During his time at George Washington, Siegel has also served as a visiting professor at Cornell Law School and as a Senior Legislative Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

Prior to law school, Siegel was the author and product manager of CHART-MASTER, a business graphics software program that, in its day, was the number one business graphics product for IBM PCs.


  • F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School


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