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Paul M. Shupack

Paul M. Shupack

Professor of Law




Before attending the University of Chicago Law School as a Floyd R. Mechem Prize Scholar, Professor Shupack studied jurisprudence and constitutional law as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Harvard. After law school, he was in practice for several years with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

During the past 15 years, Professor Shupack has worked extensively on revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code, making contributions to each of its articles. His most extensive work is with Article 9, beginning as a member of the study committee, he continued as a participant in the drafting process, serving as the co-reporter of the ABA Securitized Asset Task Force. Finally he was the consultant to the New York Law Revision Commission for Article 9 and became the principal drafter of the non-uniform provisions of the state's Article 9, governing financing of cooperative apartments. Recently he has been a member of the drafting committee to revise UCC Articles 3, 4, and 4A.

Professor Shupack is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Order of the Coif, the American Law Institute, and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.

He teaches Contracts, Commercial Law-Payments, and Commercial Law-Secured Transactions. He holds an AB from Columbia University and a JD from University of Chicago Law School.