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Research Canons

Books and articles that are essential to a new academic in various areas of legal inquiry as suggested by contributors to PrawfsBlawg.


  1. Revised UCC Article 9 Symposium Issue,  74 Chi. Kent. L. Rev __  (1999) (for secured transactions; suggested by Tim Zinnecker). 
  2. Revised UCC Articles 3 and 4 and New Article 4A Symposium Issue, 42 Ala. L. Rev. __ (1991) (suggested by Tim Zinnecker).


  1. Grant Gilmore, Security Interests in Personal Property (1999) (for secured transactions; suggested by Tim Zinnecker). 
  2. Larry Lawrence, An Introduction to Payment Systems (1997) (for payment systems; suggested by Tim Zinnecker). 
  3.  Anything written by John Dolan, Wayne State (for letters of credit, suggested by Tim Zinnecker).
  4. Charles Tabb, The Law of Bankruptcy (2nd ed. 2009) (for bankruptcy, suggested by Tim Zinnecker). 
  5. James J. White & Robert S. Summers, Uniform Commercial Code, Practitioner Treatise Series (6th ed. 2017) (suggested by Tim Zinnecker).