New faculty member: Henry Gabriel, visiting professor of law
Henry Gabriel comes to Elon from Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, where he has served on the faculty since 1984. Since 1998, he has been the De Van Daggett Professor of Law, teaching courses in contracts, commercial law, Federal appellate advocacy, international arbitration and international business transactions.
He is an elected member of the Governing Council of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome. He is also a delegate from the United States to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Groups on Electronic Commerce and Transport Documents. As the reporter for the revisions of the sales and leases articles of the Uniform Commercial Code, he recently completed the first revisions of these parts of the Code in 50 years. In addition, he chaired the Uniform Commercial Code Revision Committee for Documents of Title, and he was also on the drafting committee of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.
An elected member of the American Law Institute and an appointed commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Gabriel is the author of nine books and over 50 law review articles. He has been lead counsel in more than 50 federal appeals in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeal.
Gabriel has significant international experience as a visiting professor at law schools around the world. He has taught international commercial law at Catholic University of Portugal, Kyushu University in Japan, University of Padua in Italy and the University of Lapland in Finland. Gabriel has also held visiting professorships at the International Islamic University of Malaysia and at Victoria University, University of Queensland, Monash University, Murdoch University and Deakin University in Australia. He has also served as a visiting professor at Tulane University and the University of the Pacific.
Elon University School of Law has added nine newfull-time faculty members as the school prepares to enroll its thirdclass of students and reach full enrollment. With the new additions,the school will include 22 faculty and deans, 4 distinguishedin-residence faculty and coaches, and 20 administrators and staff. Thefall 2008 enrollment will be approximately 325.