Prof. Arthur E. Wilmarth Jr.

Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Professor Wilmarth joined the faculty in 1986, following 11 years in private law practice. Prior to joining the Law School, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Professor Wilmarth teaches courses in banking law, contracts, corporations, and American constitutional history.

He is the author of numerous articles in the fields of banking law and American constitutional history, and co-author of a book on corporate law. In 2005, the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers awarded him its prize for the best law review article published in the field of consumer financial services law during the previous year.

Professor Wilmarth has testified before committees of the U.S. Congress, the California legislature, and the D.C. Council on bank regulatory issues. During 2008-09, Professor Wilmarth served as chair of the Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services of the Association of American Law Schools, after serving as the section's chair-elect and annual program chair during 2007-08. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Banking Regulation, published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. During 1992-94, while on leave of absence from the Law School, Professor Wilmarth practiced law as a partner in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, office of Barley, Snyder, Senft & Cohen.

He has been a member of the University's Faculty Senate since 1998, and has served as chair of the Faculty Senate's Executive Committee in 2004-05 and 2008-09. In 2005, he was awarded the Trachtenberg Prize for University Service. In 2006, he served as one of three faculty representatives on the board of trustees' search committee that selected Steven Knapp as the 16th president of The George Washington University.

  • B.A., Yale University
  • J.D., Harvard University

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Publications and Multimedia
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
February 10, 2012
Lessons of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis - Event Audio/Video
11th Annual Faculty Conference
January 08, 2009