Introducing Guest Blogger Robert Hillman

r_hillman1I’m happy to announce that Robert Hillman, of Cornell Law School, will be joining us a guest-blogger this June.  Bob is one of the country’s leading contract law experts.  Indeed, he was the Reporter for the just-adopted Principles of Software Contracts, a topic which I imagine he might blog a bit about with us.  This past winter, I learned he was to boot a generous and friendly colleague, as his office was right down the hall from mine.

Bob has written extensively on contracts and contract theory, the Uniform Commercial Code, and related jurisprudence.  (You can find a smattering of his work on SSRN.)  A 1972 graduate of Cornell Law School, Professor Hillman clerked for the Hon. Edward C. McLean and the Hon. Robert J. Ward, both U.S. District Judges for the Southern District of New York. After private practice with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City, he began his teaching career at the University of Iowa College of Law. Hillman joined the Cornell Law School Faculty in 1982, and, in addition to teaching and authoring or co-authoring several major contracts and commercial law works, he served as Associate Dean from 1990-1997.  He teaches contracts, commercial law, and the law of e-commerce. He also teaches a class on the nature, functions, and limits of law for Cornell University’s Government Department.


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