Michael M. Greenfield

George Alexander Madill Professor of Contracts & Commercial Law


A.B., 1966, Grinnell College
J.D., 1969, University of Texas

Curriculum Vitae




Jamie Roggen - (314) 935-6432

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6428
Email: michael.greenfield@wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 548

Courses Taught

Consumer Transactions
Uniform Commercial Code Article 2


Professor Michael M. Greenfield is a recognized authority in the areas of consumer law, sales contracts, and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The author of a treatise on consumer law, he also has written two casebooks―one on sales, which he co-authored, and another on consumer transactions. A member of the American Law Institute, he is the recipient of Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Award. He also received a writing award from the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers for his casebook on consumer transactions. In addition to his books, he has written extensively and presented papers on consumer protection law; Articles 2 and 9 of the UCC; franchise law; due process and the enforcement of judgments; and coercive collection tactics. Professor Greenfield served as a Reporter for a committee to draft the Uniform Debt-Management Services Act. Under the auspices of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, he has worked on projects to revise UCC Articles 2, 3, 4, and 9 and to draft the Uniform Consumer Leases Act. A Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, he has served on its governing Board of Regents. Greenfield also is a past member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council and Ford Motor Company’s Consumer Appeals Board. In addition to his teaching, Professor Greenfield supervised the design and construction of Anheuser-Busch Hall, as well as its renovation, and assisted in the design of Seigle Hall, where the Greenfield Classroom was dedicated in his honor.

Representative Publications

Recent Books

  • Sales: Cases and Materials (with M. Benfield), Foundations Press 7th edition, 2015
  • Consumer Transactions, Foundation Press (6th edition, 2014; with Selected Statutes & Regulations)

Recent Articles

  • "They Can Do What?! Limitations on Change-of-Terms Clauses" (with P. Alces), 26 Georgia State Law Review 1099 (2010)