David Frisch
Professor of Law
Courses Taught Sales & Leases Secured Transactions Payment Systems Contracts
Profile

Professor David Frisch teaches and writes in the areas of commercial law and contracts. He has authored or co-authored six books on commercial law topics, and his scholarship has appeared in the Vanderbilt Law ReviewSouthern California Law ReviewMinnesota Law ReviewFordham Law ReviewUC Davis Law Review, and Iowa Law Review, among other venues.  Professor Frisch served as Co-reporter for the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, Commentary No. 10, Section 1-203, and has served as a member, advisor, or chair of numerous working groups, committees, and subcommittees at the national level in their review of various provisions of the UCC. Professor Frisch is also an elected member of the prestigious American Law Institute. 

Memberships
Co-reporter, Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, Commentary No. 10, Section 1-203
A.B.A. Advisor, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Committee to Revise Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 - Sales (1991-99)
Member, U.C.C. Working Group to Assist in the Development of the Commercial Law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (a Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce) (1996-98)
Advisor, Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 Study Committee (appointed by Permanent Editorial Board to review Article 9 and make recommendations about possible amendments)
Chair, Subcommittee on Articles 1, 2, 6 and 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the A.B.A. (1987-92)
Elected Member, American Law Institute: Consultative Group for the Uniform Commercial Code - Revisions to Articles 1, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 4A, 5, and 9; Consultative Group for the Restatement of Suretyship and the Transnational Insolvency Project
Member, Uniform Commercial Code Article 1 Study Group (appointed by the A.B.A. to review Article 1 and make recommendations about possible amendments) (1991-1996)
Faculty, Annual Forum of Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference (1991-1993)
Member, Delaware Uniform Commercial Code Commentary Committee (1987-1989)
Advisor, Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners (1984-1994)
Member, Chrysler Corporation Arbitration Board for the State of Delaware (1987-1990)
Professional Experience
Professor (2001-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Professor (2000-2001)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Professor (Fall 2008)
University of Miami School of Law, Miami, Fla.
Professor (1988-2001)
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Del.
Associate Professor (1983-1988)
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Del.
Assistant Professor (1980-83)
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Del.
Visiting Professor (1994-95, 1999-2000)
Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Visiting Professor (1998-99)
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Ill.
Visiting Professor (1994)
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pa.
Associate Attorney: Commercial Litigation (1976-79)
Zietz, Mittleman & Webster, Providence, R.I.
Associate Attorney: Commercial Litigation (1975-76)
Britton, Cohen, Kaufman, & Schantz, Miami, Fl.
Publications
Books

Commercial Contracting: Sales, Leases, and Computer Information (forthcoming, LexisNexis 3d 2013) (with Francis J. Mootz III and Peter Alces).

The Commercial Law of Intellectual Property, Annual Supplements (Aspen 2012-2013) (with Amy Boss et al.).

The Commercial Law of Intellectual Property, Annual Supplements (Aspen 2006-2012) (with Peter Alces et al.).

A Students' Guide to Article 9 and Related Statutes (West 3d 2011) (co-authored).

Students Guide to UCC Article 9, Statutory Supplement (West 2d 2009) (co-authored).

Statutory Supplement, Students' Guide To UCC Article 9 (West 2008) (with David Epstein et al.).

Commercial Contracting: An Integration of Sales, Leases, and Computer Information Transactions Law (Lexis 2d 2007) (with P. Alces & J. Mootz).

Global Business Law: Principles and Practices (Carolina Academic Press, 1999) (with R. Bhala).

Articles

It's About Time, 79 Tenn. L. Rev. 757 (2012). [L] [HEIN]

The Recent Amendments to UCC Article 9: Problems and Solutions, 45 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1009 (2011). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Commercial Law's Complexity, 18 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 245 (2011). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Amended U.C.C. Article 2 as Code Commentary, 11 Duq. Bus. L.J. 175 (2009). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Chattel Paper, Shakespeare, and the Insoluble Question of "Stripping," 40 UCC L.J. 3 (2007). [W]

Rational Retroactivity in a Commercial Context, 58 Ala. L. Rev. 765 (2007). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Contractual Choice of Law and the Prudential Foundations of Appellate Review, 56 Vand. L. Rev. 57 (2003). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Commercial Common Law, the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods, and the Inertia of Habit, 74 Tul. L. Rev. 495 (1999). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Commercial Codification as Negotiation, 32 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 17 (1999) (with P. Alces). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

An Update on the Article 2 Revision Project, U.C.C. Bulletin, Vol. 34, Release 2, March 1998.

Commenting on "Purpose" in the Uniform Commercial Code, 58 Ohio St. L.J. 419 (1997) (with P. Alces). [L] [W] [HEIN]

On the U.C.C. Revision Process: A Reply to Dean Scott, 37 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1217 (1996) (with P. Alces). [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Implicit "Takings" Jurisprudence of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, 64 Fordham L. Rev. 11 (1995). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Much Ado About Nothing: Achieving "Essential" Negotiability in an Electronic Environment, 31 Idaho L. Rev. 747 (1995) (with H. Gabriel) (Invitational Symposium). [L] [W] [HEIN]

An Appraisal of the March 1, 1990 Preliminary Report of the Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 Study Group, 16 Del. J. Corp. L. 981 (1991) (an A.B.A. Task Force Report) (Chair and Principle Author). [L] [W] [HEIN]

A Suggested Justification for Reversing Priorities, U.C.C. Bulletin, No. 5, August 1991.

Buyer's Remedies and Warranty Disclaimers: The Case for Mistake and the Indeterminacy of U.C.C. Section 1-103, 43 Ark. L. Rev. 291 (1990). [W] [HEIN]

Buyer Status Under the U.C.C: A Suggested Temporal Definition, 72 Iowa L. Rev. 531 (1987), excerpted in Dolan & Ponoroff, Basic Concepts in Commercial Law: Cases and Materials (West, 1998). [L] [W] [HEIN]

Is Revision Due for Article 2?, 31 Vill. L. Rev. 399 (1986) (with F. Leary, Jr.). [HEIN]

U.C.C. Section 9-315: A Historical and Modern Perspective, 70 Minn. L. Rev. 1 (1985). [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Priority Secured Party/Subordinate Lien Creditor Conflict: Is "Lien-Two" Out in the Cold?, 33 Buff. L. Rev. 149 (1984). [HEIN]

U.C.C. Filings: Changing Circumstances Can Make a Right Filing Wrong. But Can They Make a Wrong Filing Right?, 56 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1247 (1983). [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Perfect Tender Rule - An "Acceptable" Interpretation, 13 U. Toledo L. Rev. 1373 (1982) (with M. Schmitt). [HEIN]

Note, Workmen's Compensation Benefits Recoverable on the Existence of a Quasi Contract, 28 U. Miami L. Rev. 715 (1974).

Surveys

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 47 Bus. Law. 1517 (1992) (with J. Wladis). [W] [HEIN]

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 46 Bus. Law. 1455 (1991) (with J. Wladis). [W] [HEIN]

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 45 Bus. Law. 2289 (1990) (with J. Wladis). [W] [HEIN]

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 44 Bus. Law. 1445 (1989) (with J. Wladis). [HEIN]

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 43 Bus. Law. 1259 (1988) (with J. Wladis). [W] [HEIN]

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 42 Bus. Law. 1213 (1987) (with F. Leary, Jr. and J. Wladis). [W] [HEIN]

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 41 Bus. Law. 1363 (1986) (with F. Leary, Jr.). [W] [HEIN]

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 40 Bus. Law. 1457 (1985) (with F. Leary, Jr.). [W] [HEIN]

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 39 Bus. Law. 1851 (1984) (with F. Leary, Jr.). [W] [HEIN]

Survey of Florida Criminal Law, 28 U. Miami L. Rev. 814 (1974) (with P. Chatilovicz and J. Berkowitz).


Education
LL.M., Yale University 1980
J.D., University of Miami School of Law 1976
B.S., University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) 1971
Contact Information
(804) 289-8214
(804) 289-8683 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Commercial Law
Contracts