Maurice Stucke is a professor in the College of Law. His focus areas include business torts, competition law, consumer protection law, and internet and privacy law. His scholarship has been cited by the US federal courts; the United Nations; privacy, consumer protection, and competition agencies; and policymakers.
Before joining the law faculty in 2007, Stucke worked as a trial attorney in the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice and as a special assistant US attorney. He also worked at a firm where he assisted in defending Goldman Sachs, CS First Boston, and Microsoft in civil antitrust litigation.
He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from Georgetown University. As a Fulbright Scholar, he lectured in the People’s Republic of China in 2010 and 2011.
While earning his undergraduate degree, Stucke rowed competitively at Georgetown University. As a visiting fellow at Oxford University in 2015, Stucke and his wife, Liz, were given special permission to row at the Pembroke College Boathouse during the Summer Eights regatta.
“I had just turned 50, and never in my wildest dreams had I thought that my wife and I would be rowing competitively for Pembroke in a race. And it was a lot of fun.”
The couple has four children—and all of them enjoy rowing. After returning from England, the family began rowing in doubles in Oak Ridge. At the time, only their oldest daughter, Amelia, and son, Thomas, rowed. Stucke would row with his wife and the two children would row together.
“We would always start off and get the lead on them,” he said. Then he’d hear his daughter urge on his son: “‘Thomas, do you want to be on the drive home having lost to mom and dad?’
“They would move right through us. We lost every time.”
Dream dinner companions
“I would want to have key religious figures. I’d start off with Jesus.”
He’d also enjoy a dinner where he could watch the interaction among famous authors, leaders, and musicians. Among those he’d invite: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Teddy Roosevelt, and Beethoven.
Advice to his college-age self
“Stay true to your values.” Also, he said, rejection is ultimately going to happen, whether it’s during your education or during your career. “Sometimes what you see as a rejection is creating other opportunities. You learn to overcome.”