• Full-Time Faculty
  • Roy Ryden Anderson

  • Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Professor of Law

  • fulltime Faculty
  • Roy Ryden Anderson

  • Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Professor of Law

Roy Ryden Anderson

Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Professor of Law

  • Biography

    • Professor Anderson, a former notes and comments editor of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, has served at SMU Dedman School of Law as executive director of the criminal justice program and as assistant dean and associate dean.  He teaches in the areas of contracts, commercial law, and damages. He served for many years as the adviser for the SMU Law Review and for the moot court program. He is the author of numerous law journal articles, a two-volume treatise entitled DAMAGES UNDER THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (2d ed. 2003), and co-author of Anderson, Bartlett & East TEXAS UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ANNOTATED (2002).  He is also co-author of the three volumes of the TEXAS LITIGATION GUIDE dealing with commercial litigation. Professor Anderson is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. From 1990-2000 he was a commentator for the ABA Task Force of advisors to the UCC Article 2 Drafting Committee and a member of the ALI Consultative Group for the UCC Article 2 Drafting Committee.

      Professor Anderson's  article, "The Wolf at the Campfire: Understanding Confidential Relationships," won the Texas Bar Foundation's award for the outstanding law review article for 2000.
       
  • Education

    • B.A., Texas Christian University
      J.D., Southern Methodist University
      LL.M., Yale University
  • Courses

    • Contracts
      Sale of Goods Transactions
      Commercial Remedies
  • Books

    • R. Anderson, DAMAGES UNDER THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (Thomson West) (2d ed. 2003)

      R. Anderson, DAMAGES UNDER THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (Thomson West) (Annual Supplement 2004)

      R. Anderson, DAMAGES UNDER THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (Callaghan 1988 Supps. 1989-2002)

      Anderson, Barlett & East, TEXAS UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ANNOTATED (Thomson West 2004 Revision)

      Anderson, Bartlett & East, TEXAS UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ANNOTATED (Thompson West 2003)

  • Presentations

    • The Continuing Relevance of Hadley v. Baxendale as Trial Court Law
      Speaker, Panel Moderator, Panelist
      The Common Law of Contracts as a World Force in Two Ages of Revolution Conference
      Gloucester, England (June 6-8, 2004)

      The Revision Process for UCC Article 2
      Speaker
      Conference for Bankruptcy Judges
      SMU Dedman School of Law (September 2003)

      Sources for Codifying Commercial Law
      Presented to a delegation from Oman
      Rule of Law Forum (May, 2004)

      The Damage Provisions of Revised Article 2:  Improved Vintage in a New Decanter
      Proceedings of the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association.
  • Other

    • Primary Drafter, Legislative Bill Analysis for U.C.C. Revised Articles 2 and 2A for State Bar of Texas U.C.C. Subcommittee (2004)

      Primary Drafter, Legislative Bill Analysis for U.C.C. Revised Article 1 for State Bar of Texas U.C.C. Subcommittee. Presented to Texas Legislature, fall 2003