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Vincent P. Cardi

Vincent P. Cardi

Bowles Rice Professor of Law


  • A.B., Ohio State University, 1963
  • J.D., Ohio State University, 1967
  • LL.M., Harvard University, 1971


  • Professor of the Year, 2012, 2019
  • WVU Foundations Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1992, 2020

Publications, Research, and Intellectual Contributions

  • Five Decades of Article 9 in West Virginia. West Virginia Law Review. (in press)
  • Cardi, Litigation as Violence, 49 WAKE FOREST L. REV. 677 (2014).
  • Cardi, Promissory Estoppel in the 21st Century: Examining a Slice of Cases for Patterns of Determining Liability on Promissory Estoppel and Determining Remedies for Non-Performance, REMEDIES AND ECONOMICS, Presses Universitaires d’Aix-Marseille-PUAM (2010).
  • Compendium of State Certificate of Title Laws, American Bar Association, (Contributor) (2009)
  • Bamberger & Jacobson, State Limited Liability Company Acts, Aspen Publishing Co. (Contributor)
  • Cardi, Preserving Existing Security Interests Under Revised Article 9 of The Uniform Commercial Code: A Concise Summary of The Transition Rules and Some Recommendations for Secured Parties, 103 W.VA. L REV. 288 (2001).

Teaching Experience

  • Faculty, West Virginia University College of Law (1967 - present)
  • Visiting Professor, Wake Forest University School of Law (2014)
  • Visiting Professor, Ohio State University College of Law (2010-2011)
  • Visiting Professor, Mercer University Law School (2005)
  • Visiting Professor, St. Thomas University School of Law (1995)
  • Visiting Professor, St. John’s University School of Law (1994)
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering, Charleston College of Graduate Studies
  • Research Fellow, Oxford University
  • Legal Research and Writing Instructor, Boston University School of Law
  • West Virginia University Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching

Academic Concentrations

  • Contracts I and II
  • Sales, UCC Article 2
  • Secured Transactions, UCC Article 9
  • Federal Bankruptcy
  • Law of Creditors and Debtors
  • Drafting Legal Documents in Commercial and Business Transactions
  • Seminars in:
    – Commercial Law
    – Legal Problems of Engineers, Architects and Contractors
    – Statutes of Limitation

Professional Experience

  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Commissioner, West Virginia State Election Commission (2013-present)
  • Commissioner, West Virginia Commission on Uniform State Laws (2003-present)
  • Commissioner, Uniform Law Commission
    – Legislative Liaison (2003-present) 
    – Study Committee for Computer Database Retrieval System for Land Records
    – Drafting Committee for Amendments to Uniform Voidable Transactions Act
    – Drafting Committee for Certificate of Title Act for Vessels
    – Study Committee on Notice and Repair of Construction Defects
    – Study Committee on the Regulation of Medical Examiners
    – Chairperson, Study Committee on Involuntary Pornography (2015-2016)
    – Chair, Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act (2016-present)
  • Southeastern Association of Law Schools Board of Trustees
    – President
    – Steering Committee
    – Program Committee
  • West Virginia Law Institute Governing Council
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review Advisory Board
  • West Virginia University Faculty Senate Parliamentarian
  • Legal Aid of West Virginia Board of Directors
    – West Virginia Legal Services Plan
    – Board of Directors
    – President
  • Ohio River Basin Energy Study
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