Below is the abstract for “Coordination of the Uniform Commercial Code and Common Law,” available for download on SSRN.

Deciding whether an issue that is in the ambit of a statute should be resolved by reference to the statute alone, or whether other sources of law should be applied, is a common interpretative task. The Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) contains rules of interpretation that address the subject, and those rules have not been altered substantively since the UCC was first generally enacted. Nevertheless, questions often arise on the subject under the UCC. This paper examines the UCC rules on point.

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Kenneth C. Kettering

Kenneth C. Kettering last taught as Lecturer in Law at Columbia University School of Law. Before joining the academy he was a partner of Reed Smith Shaw McClay (now Reed Smith LLC), where his practice centered on sophisticated transactional work, including derivatives and foreign exchange transactions, syndicated lending, highly leveraged transactions, asset-based lending, structured finance and securitization, and mergers and acquisitions.

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