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Mark B. Wessman

Thomas J. André, Jr. Professor of Law
BA, summa cum laude, 1973, St. Olaf College; MA, first class honors in philosophy and theology, 1976, Oxford University; JD, cum laude, 1980, Harvard University

E-mail:  mwessman@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5989
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 355-E 



Following graduation from law school, Professor Wessman clerked for US District Court Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer in Los Angeles.  he then practiced as a commercial litigator for six years with a major law firm.  He joined the Tulane Law School faculty in 1987.  His principal teaching and research interests are in contracts, secured transactions, and bankruptcy.  He has received the Felix Frankfurter Award for Distinguished Teaching on two occasions.  Professor Wessman has held visiting positions at the University of North Carolina School of Law, the University of South Carolina School of Law, and New York Law School. 

Professor Wessman's CV 

Fall 2014 - Contracts I
Spring 2015 - Contracts II; Secured Transactions


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Articles Book Reviews Books

Recent Defenses of Consideration: Commodification and Collaboration, 41 Ind. L. Rev. 9-53 (2008)
Some Thoughts on Professor Kozyris’ “Cauldron of Jurisprudence,” in JUSTICE IN PARTICULAR (Festschrift in honor of Professor P. John Kozyris) at 557-577 (2007)
Retraining the Gatekeeper: Further Reflections on the Doctrine of Consideration, 29 LOY. L.A. L. REV. 713 (1996)
Should We Fire the Gatekeeper? An Examination of the Doctrine of Consideration, 48 U. MIAMI L. REV. 45 (1993)
Is “Contract” the Name of the Game: Promotional Games as Test Cases for Contract Theory, 34 ARIZ. L. REV. 635 (1992)
Purchase Money Inventory Financing: the Case for Limited Cross-Collateralization, 51 OHIO ST. L. J. 1283 (1990)

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