Commercial Law – USA
Commercial law governs the broad areas of business, commerce, and consumer transactions. Specific law has developed in a number of commercial fields.
Commercial law (sometimes known as business law) is the body of law which governs business and commerce. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals both with issues of private law and public law. Commercial law regulates corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. Many countries have adopted civil codes which contain comprehensive statements of their commercial law. In the United States, commercial law is the province of both the United States Congress under its power to regulate interstate commerce and the states under their police power. Efforts have been made to create a unified body of commercial law in the US; the most successful of these attempts has resulted in the general adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code.
The topic of commercial law encompasses the rules for sale and distribution of goods and the procedures for payment in such transactions. Modern U.S. commercial law is derived from the 17th century principles of the law merchant. Those principles were initially incorporated into the common law before becoming codified into individual state statutes.
Most of the State Statutes on Commercial Law.
On-line version of the U.C.C.
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Frequently Asked Questions on the California Lemon Law.
Commercial Law – International
Since World War II, international trade has grown exponentially and with it the importance of international law. With the increased business between companies in different nations, the need for increased harmonization of commercial laws has become apparent. Knowledge of international commercial law has become important for the transactional lawyer, even those outside major metropolitan areas. Recently, Lexis Nexis and the International Bar Association jointly sponsored a survey of attorneys in eight countries, including the United States. The results of the survey reveal that while the practice of law is still largely domestic, the convergence of laws in certain areas, particularly trade and investment, is occurring. The vast majority of the attorneys surveyed believed that the international standardization of trade and investment law would be beneficial.
International Commercial law resource page with links to international commercial law research, commercial law international markets, financial services legislation, international commercial law guides, and more.
Information about the Member States, Community law, European law and various aspects of civil and commercial law.
The Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology ( JICLT) is a peer-reviewed free open-access scholarly journal dedicated to furthering the understanding of international commercial law and technology. It is published by the International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL) . The journal is a quarterly publication in online formats. By publishing on-line, a scholara€™s research is made available more quickly and is available to those who do not have access to a well stocked research library. Submitted articles are reviewed anonymously and are subjected to a rigorous editorial process. The journal aims to stimulate research and become a major publication which will provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants from different backgrounds to discuss the significant legal developments in commercial law and diverse aspects of information technology. We invite authors to submit original manuscripts for consideration ranging from full articles to book reviews.
The Transnational Law Digest & Bibliography (TLDB) is the world’s first online knowledge & codification platform for transnational commercial law.
The Vindobona Journal (VJ) is a bi-annual law journal published under the auspices of the Moot Alumni Association (MAA). Founded in 1996, the Moot Alumni Association originates from the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot as a community of participants of this competition. Today, its members include lawyers, judges and professors, national and international civil servants, managers and consultants, as well as young professionals and students striving for a career in these professions.
Associations Involved with Commercial Law
The Mission of the Section is to serve the public, the profession and the Section by furthering the development and improvement of business law, educating Section members in business law and related professional responsibilities, and helping Section members to serve their clients competently, efficiently and professionally.
For over 42 years the Commercial Law Association of Australia (CLA) has been a ‘quiet achiever’ serving the interests of practitioners in both commerce and law. Since its establishment in 1965 the CLA has continued to provide networking and educational opportunities for those involved in legal and business sectors. The Association is recognised as a leader in the provision of quality continuing legal education including seminars, workshops and conferences. The CLA’s mission is to encourage and develop knowledge and understanding of law usages and practices in Australia and overseas. The Association plays an important role in providing information and encouraging debate on important issues.
The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel, is uniquely tasked with providing technical assistance in the commercial law arena to the governments and private sectors of transitional countries in support of their economic development goals.
The Commercial Law League of America (”CLLA”) is a respected organization of attorneys and other experts in credit and finance actively engaged in the field of commercial law, bankruptcy and insolvency. Since 1895, The CLLA has been associated with the representation of creditor interests, while at the same time seeking fair, equitable and efficient administration of bankruptcy cases for all parties in interest.
Other Resources for Commercial Law
BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by: * Creating a community of trustworthy businesses * Setting standards for marketplace trust * Encouraging and supporting best practices * Celebrating marketplace role models, and; * Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior
Pace Law School database on the CISG and International Commercial Law. The CISG is the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the uniform international sales law of countries that account for two-thirds of all world trade.
The NFIC was originally established in 1992 by the National Consumers League, the oldest nonprofit consumer organization in the United States, to fight the growing menace of telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement. In 1996, the Internet Fraud Watch was created, enabling the NFIC to offer consumers advice about promotions in cyberspace and route reports of suspected online and Internet fraud to the appropriate government agencies.
The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), in partnership with Biddle Law Library at Penn Law, is making these drafts and final acts of Uniform Laws and Model Acts available online to help fulfill its mission to distribute information to the public.
Publications for Commercial Law
This blog discusses Scots, UK and EU commercial law. It is written by academics of the University of Edinburgh who are interested in company and commercial law.
The DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, which is affiliated with the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA), is a student-run organization that publishes a quarterly journal under the same name. The journal also hosts an annual symposium in conjunction with the CLLA on a variety of business and commercial law topics. The Journal was created in 2002 through the merger of the College of Law’s Business Law Journal and the CLLA’s Commercial Law Journal.
Journal published by the Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
The Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology ( JICLT) is a peer-reviewed free open-access scholarly journal dedicated to furthering the understanding of international commercial law and technology. It is published by the International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL) . The journal is a quarterly publication in online formats. By publishing on-line, a scholar’s research is made available more quickly and is available to those who do not have access to a well stocked research library.
Established in 1989, the Revenue Law Journal is an Australian journal with an international focus on all aspects of taxation. One volume of the Revenue Law Journal is published each year. The Revenue Law Journal is circulated to law libraries throughout the world, to practitioners, academics and law students. Articles are written by leading tax thinkers and are scrutinised by experts of international standing.
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