Nicholas R. Weiskopf

Professor of Law, Retired
B.A., Columbia CollegeJ.D., Columbia University

Prior to joining the faculty in 1981, Professor Weiskopf practiced in major New York City law firms for several years, concentrating in the area of commercial litigation.  Upon graduation, he was an Associate in Law at Columbia Law School and continued there as an adjunct faculty member.  He has served on the Committee on State Legislation of the Bar Association of the City of New York and also on that Association’s committee on Uniform State Laws.  Professor Weiskopf has taught Contracts, Drafting Legal Instruments, Commercial Arbitration and a Legal Writing Seminar.  He currently teaches Commercial Arbitration. Professor Weiskopf has been published in several important law reviews and other legal periodicals on topics including contracts, commercial law, commercial arbitration and securities regulation.

January 2011 saw the publication of a book by Professor Weiskop entitled "Commercial Arbitration:  Theory and Practice" (Vandeplas 2011).

Hall Street, Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards, and Federal Preemption (working paper)

Arbitral Injustice: Rethinking the Manifest Disregard Standard for Judicial Review of Awards, The University of Louisville Law Review, Vol. 46

Wood v. Lucy: The Overlap between Interpretation and “Gap-Filling” (publication forthcoming in Pace Law Review)

Commercial Law, Court of Appeals: The Year in Review, New York Law Journal (October 7, 2002)

Commercial Law, Count of Appeals: The Year in Review, New York Law Journal (October 2, 2000)

Commercial Law, Court of Appeals: The Year in Review, New York Law Journal (October 4, 1999)

The Last Hurdle in the Ongoing Revision of Section 2-207 of the UCC: Defining What Constitutes Assent to Varying Terms, 30 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 423 (Spring 1998)

Standard Forms and Standard Terms: Revising Article 2 of the UCC, 29 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 257 (1997)

Frustration of Contractual Purpose - Doctrine or Myth?, 70 St. John's Law Review 239 (1996)

Contracts, Court of Appeals, New York Law Journal (October 7, 1996)

In-Court Admissions of Sales Contracts and the Statute of Frauds, 19 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 195 (Winter 1987)

Supplementing Written Agreements: Restating the Parol Evidence Rule in Terms of Credibility and Relative Fault, 34 Emory Law Journal 98 (1985)

Remedies Under Rule 10b-5b, 45 St. John's Law Review 733, Securities Symposium 1971. Revised: 14 Corporate Practice Commentator 25 (1972)

Extraterritorial Jurisdiction: Exchange Act (in 2 parts), 2 Review of Securities Regulations, No. 15, p. 861 and No. 16, p. 852 (1969)

Note, Extraterritorial Application of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934: 69 Columbia Law Review 94 (1969)