Roy Ryden Anderson

Roy Ryden Anderson

Full-time faculty

Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Professor of Law

Biography

Professor Anderson, a former notes and comments editor of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, has served at SMU Dedman School of Law as executive director of the criminal justice program and as assistant dean and associate dean.  He teaches in the areas of contracts, commercial law, and damages. He served for many years as the adviser for the SMU Law Review and for the moot court program. He is the author of numerous law journal articles, a two-volume treatise entitled DAMAGES UNDER THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (2d ed. 2003), and co-author of Anderson, Bartlett & East TEXAS UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ANNOTATED (2002).  He is also co-author of the three volumes of the TEXAS LITIGATION GUIDE dealing with commercial litigation. Professor Anderson is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. From 1990-2000 he was a commentator for the ABA Task Force of advisors to the UCC Article 2 Drafting Committee and a member of the ALI Consultative Group for the UCC Article 2 Drafting Committee.

Professor Anderson's  article, "The Wolf at the Campfire: Understanding Confidential Relationships," won the Texas Bar Foundation's award for the outstanding law review article for 2000.
 

Areas of Expertise

  • Contract Law
  • Commercial Law

Education

B.A., Texas Christian University
J.D., Southern Methodist University
LL.M., Yale University

Courses

Contracts
Sale of Goods Transactions
Commercial Remedies

Books

R. Anderson, DAMAGES UNDER THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (Thomson West) (2d ed. 2003)

R. Anderson, DAMAGES UNDER THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (Thomson West) (Annual Supplement 2004)

R. Anderson, DAMAGES UNDER THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (Callaghan 1988 Supps. 1989-2002)

Anderson, Bartlett & East, TEXAS UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ANNOTATED (Thomson West 2004 Revision)

Anderson, Bartlett & East, TEXAS UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE ANNOTATED (Thompson West 2003)

Articles

A Look Back at the Future of UCC Damages Remedies - Strategic Behavior and Market Price Damages, 71  SMU Law Review 185 (2018)

The Compensatory Disgorgement Alternative to Restatement Thirds's New Remedy for Beeach of Contract,  68 SMU Law Review 953 (2015)

Of Hidden Agenda, Naked Emperors, and a Few Good Soldiers:  The Conference's Breach of Promise...Regarding Article 2 Damage Remedies, 54 SMU Law Review 795 (2001), portions reprinted in Mootz, Frisch & Alces, COMMERCIAL CONTRACTING:  SALES, LEASES AND COMPUTER INFORMATION (Lexis Nexis 2004)

My Friend Flittie, 54 SMU Law Review 1395 (2002)

The Wolf at the Campfire:  Understanding Confidential Relationships, 53 SMU Law Review 315 (2000) (Selected by the Texas Bar Foundation for the award for the outstanding Texas law review article published in the year 2000)

Hey Walter:  Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Not Owe Fiduciary Duties to Guilty Clients?, 52 SMU Law Review 661-681 (1999) and 64 Journal of Air Law & Commerce 607 (1999)

Damage Remedies Under the Emerging Article 2 - An Essay Against Freedom, 34 Houston Law Review 1065 (1997)

Measuring Producers' Forward Damages for Breach of Long-Term Gas Supply Contracts, 16 Eastern Mineral Law Institute Annual, Chapter 14, at 475 (1997)

Presentations

The Continuing Relevance of Hadley v. Baxendale as Trial Court Law
Speaker, Panel Moderator, Panelist
The Common Law of Contracts as a World Force in Two Ages of Revolution Conference
Gloucester, England (June 6-8, 2004)

The Revision Process for UCC Article 2
Speaker
Conference for Bankruptcy Judges
SMU Dedman School of Law (September 2003)

Sources for Codifying Commercial Law
Presented to a delegation from Oman
Rule of Law Forum (May, 2004)

The Damage Provisions of Revised Article 2:  Improved Vintage in a New Decanter
Proceedings of the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association.

Other

Primary Drafter, Legislative Bill Analysis for U.C.C. Revised Articles 2 and 2A for State Bar of Texas U.C.C. Subcommittee (2004)

Primary Drafter, Legislative Bill Analysis for U.C.C. Revised Article 1 for State Bar of Texas U.C.C. Subcommittee. Presented to Texas Legislature, fall 2003