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Mark B. Wessman

Thomas J. André, Jr. Professor of Law
(on leave fall 2012)

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 2012 - on leave
Spring 2013 - Contracts II; Contract Theory Seminar
Other courses - Introduction to Jurisprudence; Commercial Law: Bankruptcy; Contracts I

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The Times-Picayune (Washington bureau), "Jeffersons encounter bankruptcy obstacle: Couple may have to face stricter terms," Saturday, October 17, 2009

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