Steven L. Harris
- J.D., University of Chicago Law School
- B.A., University of Chicago
Professor Harris came to Chicago-Kent from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a professor from 1984 to 1996. He specializes in commercial and bankruptcy law and has published widely in scholarly journals, including the Cornell Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Virginia Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review. He also is co-author of Cases, Problems, and Materials on Security Interests in Personal Property. An active participant in law reform, Professor Harris serves on the United States delegation to the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and recently served as a reporter to the Drafting Committee to revise Uniform Commercial Code Article 9.
Professor Harris earned his bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Chicago. He entered full-time teaching in 1978, after a judicial clerkship and several years of practicing law in Chicago. He has taught on the faculty of Wayne State University Law School and as a visiting professor at the law schools of the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. In 1990–91, he was a scholar in residence at Sidley & Austin.
Professor Harris is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.
When Is a Dog's Tail Not a Leg?: A Property-Based Methodology for Distinguishing Sales of Receivables from Security Interests That Secure an Obligation, 82 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1029 (2014) (with C. Mooney, Jr.).
The Unfortunate Life and Merciful Death of the Avoidance Powers Under Section 103 of the Durbin-Delahunt Bill: What Were They Thinking?, 25 Cardozo Law Review 1829 (2004) (with C. Mooney, Jr.).
Measuring the Social Costs and Benefits and Identifying the Victims of Subordinating Security Interests in Bankruptcy, 82 Cornell Law Review 1349 (1997) (with C. Mooney, Jr.).
Choosing the Law Governing Perfection: The Data and Politics of Article 9 Filing, 79 Minnesota Law Review 663 (1995) (with C. Mooney, Jr.).
A Property-Based Theory of Security Interests: Taking Debtors' Choices Seriously, 80 Virginia Law Review 2021 (1994) (with C. Mooney, Jr.).
Article 6: The Process and the Product--An Introduction, 41 Alabama Law Review 549 (1990).
The Interaction of Articles 6 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: A Study in Conveyancing, Priorities, and Code Interpretation, 39 Vanderbilt Law Review 179 (1986).
Non-Negotiable Certificates of Deposit: An Article 9 Problem, 29 UCLA Law Review 330 (1981).
Security Interests in Personal Property: Cases, Problems and Materials (6th ed. 2015) (with C. Mooney, Jr.).
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