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.
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)
PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE TO THE CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS (CISG) AND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIALCODE (UCC), by H. Gabriel, 70 TUL. L. REV. 1783 (1996)
SECURED TRANSACTIONS: PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS, 2nd ed. (with Paul Barron) (West 2011).
2008-2009 STUDENTS’ GUIDE TO ARTICLE 9 AND RELATED STATUTES, (with David Epstein, et. al.) (West Group, 2008).
SECURED TRANSACTIONS: PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS (with Paul Barron) (West Group 2003)