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Jonathan Mark Seymour

Associate Professor of Law
School of Law
Duke Law School Box 90362, Office 4011, Durham, NC 27708
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708


Jonathan Seymour is a bankruptcy scholar whose research spans topics in business and consumer bankruptcy law.  Seymour’s most recent work focuses on bankruptcy procedure and the governance of bankruptcy cases, examining the distinct legal culture of bankruptcy courts and its effect on the process and practice of bankruptcy on the ground.  His work has been published or is forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Illinois Law Review, and the Emory Journal of Bankruptcy Developments

Seymour joined the faculty in July 2022 after serving for three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke Law.  Prior to coming to Duke, Seymour was a senior associate specializing in bankruptcy litigation in the Washington, D.C. office of WilmerHale.  His experience included participation in two merits-stage Supreme Court cases as well as a number of courts of appeals cases involving bankruptcy issues; representation of a trade association in connection with a major report proposing reforms to business bankruptcy law; and representation of financial institutions in consumer cases in the bankruptcy courts.  

Seymour holds a first-class degree in Law with German Law from Oxford University, and a J.D., with highest honors, from The George Washington University Law School.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Law · 2022 - Present School of Law

Education, Training & Certifications

The George Washington University · 2014 J.D.