Seth Oranburg

Associate Professor
Office: UNHL JD Instruction, 2 White Street (UNHL), Concord, NH 03301
Seth Oranburg

Professor Oranburg teaches Contracts Law, Business Associations, and Corporate Finance at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. He previously taught Contracts, BA, and Venture Capital Law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, then became the Director for the JD/MBA Joint Degree Program and Director of the Business Essentials for Lawyers Micro-Credential Badge.

Professor Oranburg now co-directs the Program on Business, Organization, and Markets at the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law. In this capacity, Oranburg produces two academic symposium each year, published in journals such as Business Lawyer, the Iowa Journal of Corporation Law, and the NYU Journal of Law & Business.

Professor Oranburg proudly teaches in the UNH Law Hybrid program. “The future of accessible legal education is online,” Oranburg said, adding that, “UNH has a phenomenal online JD program” that he is “proud to teach in.”

Professor Oraburg’s research currently focus on form contracts in the metaverse, the metaverse being the broad new three-dimensional digital space where, increasingly, people spend time and commerce happens. Form contracts—the technical name of for take-it-or-leave-it-offers—already dominate real commerce. Metaverse commerce is even more asymmetrically formal. Asymmetric relational distortions are more problematic where, as with digital commerce, smart contracts render deals enforceable despite any equitable or fairness defenses. How to infuse equitable principles into the rule of code is the next challenge that Professor Oranburg wants to address.

Courses Taught

  • LGP 920: Contracts

Selected Publications

Oranburg, S. (2022). Contract Law Rules, Cases, and Problems.

Oranburg, S. C. (2022). A History of Financial Technology From Corporations to Crowdfunding.

Oranburg, S. (2022). Social Media and Democracy after the Capitol Riot, or, A Cautionary Tale of the Giant Goldfish. Mercer Law Review, 73, 591.

Oranburg, S., & Palagashvili, L. (2021). Transaction Cost Economics, Labor Law, and the Gig Economy. The Journal of Legal Studies, 50(S2), S219-S237. doi:10.1086/704893

Oranburg, S. (2020). Securities Regulation and Social Media. Loy. U. Chi. LJ, 52, 15-66.

Oranburg, S. (2020). Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation through Regulatory Democratization. San Diego Law Review, 57, 757-806.

Oranburg, S., & Tamasay, D. (2019). Corporations Hybrid: A COVID Case Study on Innovation in Business Law Pedagogy. Willamette Law Review, 56, 363.

Geiger, M., & Oranburg, S. C. (2018). Female entrepreneurs and equity crowdfunding in the US: Receiving less when asking for more. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 10, e00099. doi:10.1016/j.jbvi.2018.e00099

Oranburg, S. C. (2016). DEMOCRATIZING STARTUPS. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, 68(3), 1013-1066. Retrieved from

Oranburg, S. C. (2016). Start-up financing. In START-UP CREATION: THE SMART ECO-EFFICIENT BUILT ENVIRONMENT (Vol. 66, pp. 57-73). doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-100546-0.00004-2

Most Cited Publications