Professor Sidel is Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin.
He has a B.A. in History from Princeton University, an M.A in History from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. He practiced law with Baker & McKenzie in New York, Beijing and Hong Kong.
Professor Sidel served as litigative consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice in the largest prosecution of slavery, human trafficking and involuntary servitude since the Civil (U.S. v. Kil Soo Lee et al), and has served as a consultant to the U.S. State Department on human trafficking and labor law issues.
Professor Sidel's research and writing focus on the not for profit sector and philanthropy (with a focus on Asia and the U.S.), Asian law, law and development, comparative law and human trafficking.