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Urska Velikonja

Professor of Law

LL.B., University of Ljubljana School of Law; LL.M., J.D., Harvard

Urska Velikonja is visiting Georgetown during the 2016-17 academic year from Emory University where she teaches business law courses, including Securities Regulation and Mergers and...

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Urska Velikonja is visiting Georgetown during the 2016-17 academic year from Emory University where she teaches business law courses, including Securities Regulation and Mergers and Acquisitions. She writes primarily about securities regulation and enforcement. Velikonja’s recent scholarship has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the California Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and many other journals. Professor Velikonja’s work is regularly discussed by regulators and has been featured in major newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the Financial Times and other media.

Professor Velikonja graduated first in her class at the University of Ljubljana School of Law in 2002 and received her LL.M. at Harvard Law School in 2003. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2009. Prior to entering academia, Velikonja clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and worked as a banking and finance associate with an Austrian law firm in her native Slovenia.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Urska Velikonja, Are the SEC's Administrative Law Judges Biased? An Empirical Investigation, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 315-370 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Urska Velikonja, Reporting Agency Performance: Behind the SEC's Enforcement Statistics, 101 Cornell L. Rev. 901-980 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Urska Velikonja, Securities Settlements in the Shadows, 126 Yale L.J. F. 124-138 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
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All Scholarship 2016 - Present

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Urska Velikonja, Are the SEC's Administrative Law Judges Biased? An Empirical Investigation, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 315-370 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Urska Velikonja, Reporting Agency Performance: Behind the SEC's Enforcement Statistics, 101 Cornell L. Rev. 901-980 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Urska Velikonja, Securities Settlements in the Shadows, 126 Yale L.J. F. 124-138 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
Recent scholarship

In the News

"Verity Winship on Denials and Admissions in SEC Civil Enforcement," coverage in the Corporate Crime Reporter, May 2, 2017, that includes a reference to Visiting Professor Urska Velikonja's paper Reporting Agency Performance: Behind the SEC's Enforcement Statistics. 

"A Whack at Dodd-Frank Could Hamstring the S.E.C.," coverage in The New York Times, April 24, 2017, featuring Professor Urska Velikonja.

All News

"Verity Winship on Denials and Admissions in SEC Civil Enforcement," coverage in the Corporate Crime Reporter, May 2, 2017, that includes a reference to Visiting Professor Urska Velikonja's paper Reporting Agency Performance: Behind the SEC's Enforcement Statistics. 

"A Whack at Dodd-Frank Could Hamstring the S.E.C.," coverage in The New York Times, April 24, 2017, featuring Professor Urska Velikonja.

Recent News

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