Kristen David Adams

Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Dispute Resolution Board

B.A., Rice University
J.D., Emory Law School
LL.M., Yale Law School

Office: DA-201 (Gulfport)

Commercial Transactions, International Business Transactions, Payment Systems, Real Property, Law through the Lens of Poetry


Kristen David Adams

Kristen David Adams has been a member of the faculty at Stetson University College of Law since 2000 and currently holds the William Reece Smith, Jr. Distinguished Professorship. She has authored seven books and more than twenty law review articles. Her three most recent books, CISG Basics: A Guide to International Sales Law (with Candace Zierdt), The ABCs of the UCC: Related and Supplementary Consumer Law, Third Edition (with Candace Zierdt), and Law and Poetry: Promises from the Preamble, were published by the American Bar Association.

Adams is an elected member of the American Law Institute, active in the American Bar Association Business Law Section and a former chair of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee, active in the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, an officer and fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, the American Bar Association Business Law Section's Liaison to the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, and past chair of the board for Gulfcoast Legal Services.

Featured Publications

CISG Basics: A Guide to International Sales Law

Written for the novice who may be encountering CISG for the first time or for the seasoned lawyer who is looking for a "refresher course," this practical guide will help practitioners decipher and understand the complexities of this area of international sales law.

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Essential UCC Concepts: A Survey of Commercial Transactions

This problem-based book contains conversational textual explanations of the core areas of the UCC tested on most bar exams. It focuses on Articles 2, 3, 4, and 9 with some coverage of relevant federal laws such as the Bankruptcy Code, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and the Truth in Lending Act.

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Additional publications are available on SSRN.

At Stetson, she teaches courses in property, domestic and international commercial law, and law through the lens of poetry. She is the faculty director for the College of Law's Dispute Resolution Board, and one of the faculty coordinators for the Social Justice Advocacy Concentration. She has served in the role of the Interim Dean of the College of Law. She earned her B.A. from Rice University, her J.D. from Emory Law School, and her LL.M. from Yale Law School. She practiced law in Atlanta with Alston & Bird LLP and Altman, Kritzer & Levick, P.C. before entering the academy.

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