Visiting Professor of Law
Mark B. Wessman joins the Law School for the fall 2010 semester and will teach Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions. He is currently a professor at Tulane University Law School, where he has worked since 1987. His principal teaching and research interests are in contracts, secured transactions, and related areas of commercial law. At Tulane, Professor Wessman has twice been the recipient of the Felix Frankfurter Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has also held visiting positions at both the University of North Carolina and University of South Carolina’s Schools of Law. Prior to working in academia, he practiced law in Atlanta with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, where he specialized in commercial litigation. He was also a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer in Los Angeles. He is co-author of Secured Transactions: Problems and Materials, (West 2003) (with Paul Barron).
St. Olaf College, B.A. 1973 summa cum laude
Oxford University, M.A. 1976 First Class Honors
Harvard Law School, J.D. 1980 cum laude