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Faculty Profile

Boris Kozolchyk

Evo DeConcini Professor of Law and Director of National Law Center

E-mail:  Boris Kozolchyk
Office Number: 206
Office Phone: (520) 621-9645
Office Fax: (520) 621-9140

Courses Taught:
Comparative Commercial Law - Law 697P
International Commercial Transactions [Exam or Substantial Paper] - Law 696N


SSRN Published Papers

Education

University of Michigan School of Law, S.J.D. (Ph.D. equivalent degree)  (1966) 
University of Michigan School of Law, LL.M. (1960) 
University of Miami School of Law, L.L.B. (1959) Top Student Award
Faculté International de Droit Compare, Luxembourg, Diplome de Droit Compare (1958) 
University of Havana, Doctorate in Civil Law  (1956) 

Admitted to Practice

Arizona
United States Supreme Court

Professional Work Experience

Evo DeConcini Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1998 - present
President and Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, Tucson, Arizona, April 1992 - present
Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law, 1969 - 1998
Visiting Professor, University of Aix en Provence, France, Summer 1985
Distinguished Bailey Visiting Professor and Tucker Lecturer, Louisiana State University, Spring 1979
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Costa Rica School of Law, 1967 - 1969
Director of Law Reform Project, USAID, San José, Costa Rica, 1967 - 1969
Resident Consultant, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1964 - 1967
Guest Lecturer, Extension Graduate Seminar on Latin American Law, UCLA, Spring 1965
Guest Lecturer, Latin American Law Seminar, Stanford University, Spring 1964
Visiting Exchange Professor of Law, National University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, Summer 1962
Visiting Professor of Law, National University of Mexico, Summer 1961
Assistant Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1960 - 1964
Teaching Assistant, Faculte Internationale de Droit Compare, Luxembourg, 1958
Teaching Assistant, University of Miami School of Law, 1957 - 1959

Representative Publications

Latin American Company Law: A Comparative and Economic Development Perspective Vol. 1 (2013) (co-editor, with Francisco Hernando Reyes & author of Introduction xxiii and Invigorating Micro and Small Businesses through Secured Commercial Credit in Latin America: The Need for Legal and Institutional Reform, Chapter 1 (co-author, with Cristina Castaneda)).
La Contratación Comercial En El Derecho Comparado (2006).
United States Law of Trade and Investment (2001) (co-author, with John F. Molloy) and author of Dedications and Acknowledgments v, Introduction I-1 (co-author with John F. Molloy), Chapter 1, Law of the U.S. in Comparative-Legal Reasoning-Perspective, Chapter 22, Negotiable Instruments and Bank Deposits and Collections, and Chapter 24, Commercial Letters of Credit.
El Derecho Comercial ante el Libre Comercio y el Desarrollo Economico (1996).
Making Free Trade Work in the Americas (1993) (editor & author of NAFTA’s Continuous Commercial Legal Highway 5 and Introduction to the Guidelines for the Clearing and Return of Checks between Canada, the United States and Mexico 340).
Letters of Credit (Vol. IX, Chap. 5 in the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (monograph)) (1973).
Curso de Derecho Mercantil: Texto y Material de Estudio (1971) (co-author, with Octavio Torrealba).
Commercial Letters of Credit in the Americas: A Comparative Study of Contemporary Commercial Transactions (1966).
Complete List of Publications

Organizations

Arizona State Bar
American Bar Association
Task Force for the Revision of Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code, 1988 - 1990
American Law Institute 1987 - present
Consultative Committee to UCC Articles 3, 4, 4a and 5
Associate Member, International Academy of Comparative Law, Paris
Founding Member, American Academy of Foreign Law
International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law

Public Service

Board of Advisors, North American Dialogue, Kennedy School, Harvard University 2002 - present
United States Delegate, Organization of American States (OAS) for Specialized Conference on Private International Law (CIDIP-VI) Convention on Secured Transactions Law 2002
Advisor, National Commissioners of Uniform State Laws for the Revision of Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code 1990 - present
United States Delegate, Organization of American States (OAS) for Specialized Conference on Private International Law (CIDIP-V) Convention on Choice of Law on Contractual Disputes 1993 - 1994
United States Delegate, United Nations Commission on Uniform Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for Standby Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantee Convention 1989 - 1994
United States Representative, International Chamber of Commerce for the United States Council on International Banking for the Revision of the Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits (UCP 500) 1989 - 1992
President, International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law 1988 - 1990
Advisor, Library of Congress, Law Division 1988
Consultant on Legal Systems, U.S. Agency for International Development 1974 - 1977
Consultant on Uniformity of Commercial Laws, Organization of American States and U.S. State Department 1974 - 1977
American Journal of Comparative Law, Editorial Board
International Banking Law Journal, London, Editorial Board
Letters of Credit Update, Advisory Board
Documentary Credit World, Editorial Board
Honorary Chairman, Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona
Advisory Member, Arizona-Mexico Commission
Advisor, State Attorney General's Office on Use of Standby Letters of Credit in Real Estate Workout Transactions
United States Representative, International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission
United States Delegate, UNCITRAL, International Contracts Conventions

Institutional Service

College of Law Library Committee
College of Law Publications Committee
College of Law Interdisciplinary Activities Committee
Faculty Advisor, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
Organizer of Exchange Agreement with National University of Mexico
University of Arizona Latin American Studies Committee
University of Arizona International Programs Committee

Awards

International Legal and Business Research Center, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, Named after Prof. Kozolchyk  Sept. 15, 2006
Student Inn of the U.S. - Mexican Bar Association at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, Named after Prof. Kozolchyk  June 9, 2005
First Annual Excellence in International Education/Service Award, University of Arizona, Center for English as a Second Language  November 16, 2005
Leonard J. Theberge Award from the American Bar Association for Long Term Contribution to Private International Law  March 2004
Partners for Democracy Award of the America-Israel Friendship League  September 14, 2003
Martin Luther King Community Award for Contribution fo the Better Understanding of the Peoples of the Americas, Tucson, Ariz.  2002
Nominated for the World Technology Award in Law by the World Technology Network  August 2001
Selected as one of the 100 Women and Minorities Achievers for the State of Arizona  September 21, 2000
Recognition of Superior Service for the States of Arizona and Sonora, Arizona-Mexico Commission, signed by Governor Lopez Nogales  November 1999
Man of the Year Award, Hispanic Professional Action Committee  1995
Selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics, Hispanic Business Magazine  1991
Selected by the Harvard University Law School International Financial Systems Program and the World Bank as Advisor to the Project Lao (Commercial Code Drafting)  1991
Commendation by the U.S. Department of State for Extraordinary Service as a United States delegate to UNCITRAL  1990
Establishment of the "Kozolchyk Award" for best student writing by the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law  1989
Magisterial Lecturer, National University of Mexico School of Law  1989
University of Arizona College of Law Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award  March 1990
First Distinguished Service Award by The Arizona-Sonora Bar Association  1989
Inducted to the Hall of Fame of Professors of Commercial Law, National University of Mexico  1987
Man of the Year, Tucson Jewish Community Council  1982
Honorary Life Member for Distinguished Legal Research, National Mexican Notarial Bar Association  1982
Commendation by U.S. Department of Justice for Consulting and Expert Testimony Work on Letter of Credit Litigation  1979
"Fairness in Anglo and Latin American Adjudication”; Nominated for Hubert Herring Award of the P.C.C.L.A.S.  1979
Selected by the Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany as Reporter for the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law; Topic: Documents of Title (2nd topic assignment)  
Community Service Award, Tucson Jewish Community Council  1978
Selected by National University of Mexico as United States Representative to the First Mexican Congress of Commercial Law  1974
COMMERCIAL LETTERS OF CREDIT IN THE AMERICAS selected as Best Book in the field of Letters of Credit Law by Spanish Government Instituto de Cultura Hispánica, award of Translation Royalties, Madrid  1973
Best Book Award for Spanish translation of COMMERCIAL LETTERS OF CREDIT IN THE AMERICAS, Inter-American Bar Association  1973
National Science Foundation Research Grantee  1973 - 1975
Selected as General Reporter for the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law on the topic of Letters of Credit and Related Documents, Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany  1970
Extraordinary Merit Award for Teaching and Research, College of Law, University of Costa Rica  1969