Joseph F. Morrissey - Publications

Joseph F. Morrissey

Professor of Law

B.A., Princeton University
J.D., Columbia University

Courses: Business Entities, Civil Rights and the Constitution, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Corporations, Documents of the Deal, International Sales & Arbitration, Securities Regulation, and U.S. Corporations, Tax Evasion, and the Cayman Islands.


Bankruptcy Law in Context, with Teresa Radwan, Rebecca Morgan, Mark Bauer, and Roberta Flowers (Aspen, forthcoming 2019).

Business Entities Chapter in Overview of US Law, with Ellen Podgor (Carolina Academic Press, 2d Edition, forthcoming 2018)

International Sales Law and Arbitration: Problems, Cases, and Commentary (Aspen Select, 2d Edition, 2017).

Elder Law in Context, with Rebecca Morgan, Mark Bauer, Roberta Flowers, and Teresa Radwan (Aspen 2017).

The CISG: A Lex Amicorum, published as a chapter in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law: Synergy, Convergence and Evolution, a collection of works from top international commercial law experts dedicated to Professor Eric Bergsten, (2011).



Surrogacy, the Process, the Law, and the Contracts, 51 Willamette L. Rev. 459 (2015); selected for republication by the Minnesota Family Law Journal (2016).

A Contractarian Critique of Citizens United, 15 U. Pa. J. of Const. L. 765 (2013).

The Healthcare Reform Debate, Is it Constitutional or Not, solicitedfor and published in Aging Today, May – June 2011.

Taking Lochner Out of the Closet or Liberty of Contract as a Basis for Gay Rights, 27 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 609 (2011).

A Contractarian Defense of Corporate Regulation, Solicited for a Round Table at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Summer 2009.
11 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 135 (2010).

International Sales Law and Arbitration: Problems, Cases, and Commentary (Wolters Kluwer 2008 – published in the US by Aspen Publishers and outside the US by Kluwer Law International).

Rhetoric and Reality: Investor Protection and the Securities Regulation Reform of 2005, 2 Cath U. L. Rev. 561 (2007); selected for republication in the Securities Law Review (2008).

Energizing Teaching, AALS New Law Professors Section Newsletter (2006).

Simplifying the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: If a Sovereign Acts Like a Private Party, Treat It Like One, 5 U. Chi. J. Intl. L. 675 (2005).

Catching the Culprits: Are the Anti-Fraud Rules Any More Effective After Sarbanes-Oxley? 3 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 801 (2003).

Setting Up a Business in Uzbekistan, Int'l Co. and Comm. L. Rev. i (Supp. 1996) (Co-authored).

The Casement Trials: A Case Study on Fair Trial in Northern Ireland, (Comm. on Admin. of Jus., Pamphlet, 1992).