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Professor of Legal Studies, Deputy Provost for New Academic Initiatives



Office: HAR118

Office: Harris 118

Office Hours, Spring 2023

Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm - 2pm

and by appointment 

Contact info:  jeff.nesteruk@fandm.edu


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; B.A., Wesleyan University.


Jeffrey Nesteruk is a Professor of Legal Studies at Franklin & Marshall College.  A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he has written widely on corporate law, business ethics, and liberal education.  He has previously served as chair of the Department of Business, Organizations, and Society at Franklin & Marshall College and director of the College’s Center for Liberal Arts and Society. In addition to coauthoring two books and his scholarly writing in leading academic journals, he has contributed personal essays to such national publications as the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Philadelphia Inquirer and such higher education venues as the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and has received a Dorsett Fellowship from the Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics at Dartmouth College. He has also served as a Zicklin Research Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. More recently, he has been part of the Social Science Research Council’s Measuring College Learning Project, coauthoring the Project’s white paper on the future of the business major. His latest foundation work is a Teagle Foundation’s study among Franklin and Marshall College, Bucknell University, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania examining how to bring liberal arts content, skills, and pedagogies to the study of business. In 2017, he received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2021, he was appointed as Deputy Provost for New Academic Initiatives. Now, even after 25 years of teaching at F&M, he is enjoying his job as much as ever.


Course Information


Professor Nesteruk teaches a variety of courses in law, ethics, and jurisprudence.

  • Law, Ethics, and Society
  • Before the Law
  • When Law Goes Pop
  • Corporate America
  • Claiming the Future