Commercial Law, Secured Transactions, Investment Securities, Contracts
Carl S. Bjerre specializes in commercial law. At Oregon Law, he teaches business courses ranging from first-year Contracts through Advanced Commercial Law and holds the title of Kaapcke Professor of Business Law. Active in national and international projects to modernize commercial law, Prof. Bjerre is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Law Commission, and the American Law Institute. He was a member of the United States delegation for the negotiation of the Geneva Securities Convention and has been closely involved with the recent United States ratification of the Hague Securities Convention.
Prior to joining the Oregon Law faculty, Prof. Bjerre practiced transactional finance law for six years with the multinational law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. A native of Los Angeles, California, he earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Cornell Law School and clerked for U.S. District Judge Charles P. Sifton.
Changes in the Choice-of-Law Rules for Intermediated Securities: The Hague Securities Convention Is Now Live, Business Law Today (August 2017) (with Rocks and Smith)
Security Interest Opinions Under The Hague Securities Convention, In Our Opinion, The Newsletter of the American Bar Association’s Legal Opinions Committee (Spring 2017) (with Rocks, Smith and Weise)
Revised Article 8: Investment Securities, in Hawkland Uniform Commerical Code Series (Thomson Reuters 2015) (with William Hawkland & James Rogers) Further Information
Revised Article 9: Secured Transactions, in Hawkland Uniform Commercial Code Series (Thomson Reuters 2013) (with William Hawkland & Frederick H. Miller, et al.) Further Information
Investment Securities, 30 Business Lawyer 1233 (August 2015)
Investment Securities, 39 Business Lawyer 1215 (August 2014)
Investment Securities, 38 Business Lawyer 1243 (August 2013)
Intermediated Securities: Legal Problems and Practical Issues (Book Review), 27 Banking and Financial L. Rev. 753 (2012).
A Transactional Approach to the Hague Securities Convention, 3 Capital Markets Law J. 109 (2008), with Sandra M. Rocks.