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Eugene, OR

Carl S. Bjerre

University of Oregon School of Law


Carl S. Bjerre specializes in commercial law at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he is the Kaapcke Professor of Business Law. Active in national and international projects to modernize commercial law, Prof. Bjerre is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Law Commission, and the American Law Institute. He was a member of the United States delegation for the negotiation of the Geneva Securities Convention and was closely involved with the recent United States ratification of the Hague Securities Convention.

Prof. Bjerre previously practiced transactional finance law for six years with the multinational law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York City. A native of Los Angeles, California, he earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Cornell Law School and clerked for U.S. District Judge Charles P. Sifton.

Select Scholarly Work

Flow of Commerce, Flow of Traffic, 17 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. (2023)

The UCC and the ABA’s Business Law Section: In Praise of the Omnium Gatherum, 75 Business Lawyer 2411 (2020) (with Amelia H. Boss, Charles W. Mooney, Jr., Edwin E. Smith, Sandra M. Rocks, Steven L. Harris & Steven O. Weise)

Changes in the Choice-of-Law Rules for Intermediated Securities: The Hague Securities Convention Is Now Live, Business Law Today (August 2017) (with Rocks and Smith)

Security Interest Opinions Under The Hague Securities Convention, In Our Opinion, The Newsletter of the American Bar Association’s Legal Opinions Committee (Spring 2017) (with Rocks, Smith and Weise)

Revised Article 8: Investment Securities, in Hawkland Uniform Commerical Code Series (Thomson Reuters 2018) (with William Hawkland & James Rogers)

Revised Article 9: Secured Transactions, in Hawkland Uniform Commercial Code Series (Thomson Reuters 2018) (with William Hawkland & Frederick H. Miller, et al.)

Investment Securities, 73 Business Lawyer 1209 (August 2018)

Investment Securities, 72 Business Lawyer 1133 (August 2017)

Investment Securities, 71 Business Lawyer 1311 (August 2016)

Investment Securities, 70 Business Lawyer 1233 (August 2015)

Intermediated Securities: Legal Problems and Practical Issues (Book Review), 27 Banking and Financial L. Rev. 753 (2012).

A Transactional Approach to the Hague Securities Convention, 3 Capital Markets Law J. 109 (2008), with Sandra M. Rocks.



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