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 David Joel Frisch
David Joel 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 Review, Southern California Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Fordham Law Review, UC 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.

Presentations
Presenter, "The Internet of Things," Adam Mickiewicz University (April 2019)
Presenter, "Commercial Law Developments in the Electronic Age," University of Szeged,, Szeged, Hungary (May 2018)
Presenter, "Selected Topics in U.S. Commercial Law," University of Lausanne, Switzerland (February 2017)
Memberships
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
Co-reporter, Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, Commentary No. 10, Section 1-203
Advisor, Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 Study Committee (appointed by Permanent Editorial Board to review Article 9 and make recommendations about possible amendments)
A.B.A. Advisor, National Confernce of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Committee to Revise Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 - Sales (1991 - 1999)
Member, U.C.C. Working Group to Assist in the Development of the Commercial Law of the Socialist Republic of Vietname (a Commercial Law Development Porgram of the U.S. Department of Commerce) (1996 - 1998)
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)
Advisor, Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners (1984 - 1994)
Faculty, Annual Forum of Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference (1991 - 1993)
Chair, Subcommittee on Articles 1, 2, 6 and 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the A.B.A. (1987 - 1992)
Member, Chrysler Corporation Arbitration Board for the State of Delaware (1987 - 1990)
Member, Delaware Uniform Commercial Code Commentary Committee (1987 - 1989)
Professional Experience
Professor of Law (2001 - present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Visiting Professor of Law (2008 - 2008)
University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL
Visiting Professor (2000 - 2001)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Professor of Law (1988 - 2001)
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE
Visiting Professor (1999 - 2000)
Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Visiting Professor (1998 - 1999)
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL
Visiting Professor (1994 - 1995)
Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Visiting Professor (1994 - 1994)
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Professor of Law (1983 - 1988)
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE
Assistant Professor of Law (1980 - 1983)
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE
Associate Attorney, Commercial Litigation (1976 - 1979)
Zietz, Mittleman & Webster, Providence, RI
Associate Attorney, Commercial Litigation (1975 - 1976)
Britton, Cohen, Kaufman & Schantz, Miami, FL
Publications
Journal Articles

An Iconic View of Market Price Damages, University of Szeged Commercial Law Journal (2018).

An Iconoclastic View of Market Price, 21 Gazdasagi Tendenciak Es Jogi Kihivasok A 21. Szazadban 55 (2018).

The Compensation Myth and U.C.C. Section 2-713, 90 Brooklyn Law Review 173 (2014).

It's About Time, 79 Tennessee Law Review 757 (2012).

Commercial Law's Complexity, 18 George Mason Law Review 245 (2011).

The Recent Amendments to U.C.C. Article 9: Problems and Solutions, 45 University of Richmond Law Review 1009 (2011).

Amended U.C.C. Article 2 as Code Commentary, 11 Duquesne Business Law Journal 175 (2009).

Chattel Paper, Shakespeare, and the Insoluble Question of Stripping, 40 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 3 (2007).

Rational Retroactivity in a Commercial Context, 58 Alabama Law Review 765 (2007).

Revised Article 9: A Primer for the General Practitioner, 35 University of Richmond Law Review 813-844 (2001).

Commercial Codification as Negotiation, 32 U.C. Davis Law Review 17 (with Peter Alces) (1999).

Commenting on Purpose in the Uniform Commercial Code, 58 Ohio State Law Journal 419 (with Peter Alces) (1997).

On the UCC Revision Process: A Reply to Dean Scott, 37 William and Mary Law Review 1217 (with Peter Alces) (1996).

Much Ado about Nothing: Achieving "Essential" Negotiability in an Electronic Environment, 31 Idaho Law Review 747 (with Henry Gabriel) (1995) (invitational symposium).

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 47 Business Lawyer 1517 (with john Wladis) (1992).

An Appraisal of the March 1, 1990 Preliminary Report of the Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 Study Group, 16 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 981 (1991) (an ABA Task Force Report; chair and principle author).

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Sales, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 46 Business Lawyer 1455 (with John Wladis) (1991).

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 45 Business Lawyer 2289 (with John Wladis) (1990).

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 44 Business Lawyer 1445 (with John Wladis) (1989).

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 43 Business Lawyer 1259 (with John Wladis) (1988).

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Sales, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 42 Business Lawyer 1213 (with John Wladis et al.) (1987).

Buyer Status under the U.C.C.: A Suggested Temporal Definition, 72 Iowa Law Review 531 (1986) (excerpted in Basic Concepts in Commercial Law: Cases and Materials, Dolan & Ponoroff, 1998).

Is Revision Due for Article 2?, 31 Villanova Law Review 399 (with Fairfax Leary) (1986).

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 41 Business Lawyer 1363 (with Fairfax Leary, Jr.) (1986).

U.C.C. Survey: General Provisions, Bulk Transfers, and Documents of Title, 40 Business Lawyer 1457 (with Fairfax Leary, Jr.) (1985).

UCC Section 9-315: A Historical and Modern Perspective, 70 Minnesota Law Review 1 (1985).

The Perfect Tender Rule - An Acceptable Interpretation, 13 University of Toledo Law Review 1375 (with Michael Schmitt) (1982).

Criminal Law and Procedure Eleventh Survey of Florida Law - Part Four, 28 University of Miami Law Review 814 (with Peter Chatilovicz et al.) (1974).

Books

Lawrence's Anderson on the UCC (ed.) (Thomson Reuters 3d) (2018) (vols. 3, 3A (2013), 3A, 4 (2014), 4A, & 4B (2015), 6B Part 1, 6B, Part 1, and 11 (2016), Volume 8; Volume 8A Part 1; Volume 8A Part 2 (2017); 1A (2018); 1A, 4B, 5 (2019) (ed.).).

The Commercial Law of Intellectual Property, Annual Supplements (with Peter Alces) (2015) (Aspen 2013-2015).

Commercial Contracting: Sales, Leases, and Computer Information (LexisNexis 3d) (with Francis Mootz III et al.) (2013).

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

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

A Students' Guide to Article 9 and Related Statutes (ed.) (West 3d) (2011) (Larry Bates et al. eds.).

Documents Supplement for Global Business Law: Principles and Practices (Carolina Academic Press) (with Raj Bhala) (2011).

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) (with P. Alces et al.) (2007).

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

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
Room 219, Law School
(804) 289 8214
(804) 289 8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Commercial Law
Contracts