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Gary L. Monserud
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Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Developmental Disability and Mental Illness
  • Corporate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Contracts

Gary L. Monserud

Professor of Law


BA Wartburg College
JD University of South Dakota School of Law
LLM New York University School of Law

Professional Background

Professor Monserud teaches Contracts, Modern Remedies, UCC: Sales, and UCC: Secured Transactions. He has written extensively on current issues in sales law, the law of suretyship, and the law pertaining to special education. A former law clerk to the Honorable Andrew W. Bogue of the US District Court for the District of South Dakota, he practiced in the area of commercial litigation in Rapid City, South Dakota, before joining the New England Law faculty in 1987. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Bucharest School of Law in Romania and at Vermont Law School.

Selected Publications

An Essay on Teaching Contracts and Commercial Law for the First Time (Even if you have taught these courses many times before), 82 North Dakota Law Review 113 (2006)

The Quest for a Meaningful Mandate for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 18 St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary 675 (2004)

Blending the Law of Sales with the Common Law of Third Party Beneficiaries, 39 Duquesne Law Review 111 (2000)

Rescission and Damages for Buyer Following Seller’s Fraudulent Inducement of an Article 2 Contract for Sale, Columbia Business Law Review 333 (1998)

Measuring the Damages after Buyer’s Affirmation of an Article 2 Contract Induced by Fraud, Columbia Business Law Review (1996)

The Privileges of Suretyship for Delegating Parties under U.C.C. Section 2-210 in Light of the New Restatement of Suretyship, 37 William and Mary Law Review 1307 (1996)

Rounding out the Remedial Structure of Article 2: The Case for a Forced Exchange Between a Buyer and a Remote Seller, 19 University of Dayton Law Review 353 (1994)

Interested Sureties and the Restatement of Suretyship: An Argument Against Tender Treatment, 15 Hamline Law Review 247 (1992)