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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


Mark Wessman, a Tulane law faculty member since 1987, specializes in contracts, secured transactions and bankruptcy law.

Wessman has co-authored successive editions of a textbook on secured transactions and has written articles on the doctrine of consideration and general contract theory. He also has been a visiting faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of Law, the University of South Carolina School of Law and New York Law School.

Before starting his teaching career, he clerked at the U.S. District Court in California and practiced commercial litigation in Atlanta, Georgia.

The graduating classes of 1991 and 1999 chose him for the Felix Frankfurter Award for Distinguished Teaching, the law school’s most prestigious teaching honor.

Professor Wessman's CV

Fall 2016 - Contracts 
Spring 2016 - Commercial Law: 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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