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Michael M. Greenfield

George Alexander Madill Professor of Contracts & Commercial Law Emeritus

Professor Greenfield has been teaching and writing on commercial and consumer law since 1969. His law reform activities include serving as Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Debt-Management Services Act, member of the drafting committee to revise UCC Article 3, Advisor on the ALI’s Restatement of the Law of Consumer Contracts project, and Observer on the drafting committees to revise UCC Article 2 and Article 9, and Observer on the ULC committee to draft the Uniform Consumer Leases Act.

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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Texas-Austin, 1969
    • A.B., Grinnell College, 1966
  • Courses
    • Contracts
    • UCC-Article 2 (Sales)
    • Consumer Transactions
  • Publications

    SSRN Authors Page

    • Sales: Cases and Materials (8th ed. 2020) (with Benfield)
    • Consumer Transactions (6th ed. 2014)
    • Consumer Law: A Guide for Those Who Represent Sellers, Lenders, and Consumers (1995)
    • Uniform Debt-Management Services Act (rev. 2011)
    • They Can Do What?! Limitations on Change-of-Terms Clauses, 26 Ga. St. L. Rev. 1099 (2010)(with Alces)
    • Confessions of a Hart-Hat Junkie: Reflections on the Construction of Anheuser-Busch Hall, 76 Wash. U. L. Q. 147 (1998)
  • Activity and Affiliations
    • Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, since 2000; Regent, 2008-11
    • American Law Institute, since 1997
    • American Bar Association Committee on Consumer Financial Services, since 1989
    • Board of Directors, Consumers Council of Missouri, 2006-09
    • Board of Directors, Gateway Legal Services, 2002-2018
    • Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council, 1990-92
    • Ford Motor Company Consumer Appeals Board, 1988-89
  • Honors and Awards
    • Dean’s Medal 2019
    • Washington University Hall of Fame (2018)
    • Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award (2013)
    • Best Law Professor in Missouri (2009)
    • American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition Award (1999)
    • Distinguished Faculty Award (1995)
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