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Published July 31, 2019
The University of Wyoming College of Law is pleased to announce George Mocsary as the newest member to the faculty. Professor Mocsary comes to Wyoming from Southern Illinois University School of Law where he served as an Assistant Professor. He also spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Prior to his work in academia, he practiced corporate and bankruptcy law at Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York. Before that, he clerked for the Honorable Harris L. Hartz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Professor Mocsary holds a J.D. from Fordham Law School where he graduated first in his class and summa cum laude. He also served as Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review, and was the recipient of the Benjamin Finkel Prize for Excellence in Bankruptcy, and the Fordham Law Alumni Association Medal in Constitutional Law. Before going to law school, Professor Mocsary earned his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business and ran a successful management consulting practice in which he worked with firms of all sizes, from startups to multinational enterprises.
His course load for the College of Law will include core business law classes including Agency and Partnership, Contracts, Corporations, and the brand new Business Law Practicum.
The business law practicum will utilize Professor Mocsary’s practical skills and corporate expertise and will be aimed at helping anyone looking to start a small business in Wyoming or moving their business to Wyoming. Students will perform the legal tasks involved in starting a business for actual clients, hypothetical clients, or both. Most of the course’s actual clients will likely include those referred to the group by the University of Wyoming Technology Transfer and Research Products Center and the University of Wyoming Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Legal tasks performed for the group’s clients may include advising on entity choice; drafting and filing organizational documents; assisting with intellectual property, employment, and ethical, issues; and assisting with other transactional matters. Other activities may include attending relevant lectures and business events at the university and in the local community.
Professor Mocsary plans to dedicate a large classroom component for students in the practicum and an entire section dedicated to teaching young lawyers about law practice management.
“With many new law graduates hanging their own shingle early on in their careers, having a grasp on the business side of the practice is a vital skill set,” he comments. “It will be aimed at creating local attorneys and creating a critical mass of people staying here in Wyoming.”
While Professor Mocsary brings a wealth of practical experience to the table, he has also excelled in the area of scholarship and research, a talent he cultivated early on in his legal career.
While an accomplished and published business law scholar, one of his passions and areas of expertise lies in scholarship on the second amendment. Professor Mocsary is a co-author of Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy (2nd ed. 2017), the first casebook on its topic. He has also published in the George Washington Law Review, George Mason Law Review, Fordham Law Review, and other journals. His work on the subject has even been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Since coming to Wyoming, he has not slowed down his scholastic activities. His work regarding firearms law was most recently was featured in the Duke Center for Firearms Law Blog. On August 1, he will be a panelist on a Business Law Workshop discussing insider trading at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference. He will then immediately travel to Duke Law on August 2 to serve as a commentator at the Duke Center for Firearms Law’s Firearms Law Works-in-Progress Workshop. On September 5, he will travel to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law to participate in the 36th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on the second amendment.
“I am very pleased to be joining the University of Wyoming College of Law,” he says. “As a premier public law school, I was really drawn to it because it is so true to its mission and intent to serve Wyomingites. I am impressed by the faculty and especially the students, and I look forward to teaching in the fall.”
The College of Law welcomes Professor Mocsary and is excited by the impressive contributions he will undoubtedly make the students, the College, and the State.