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Stephen L. Sepinuck

Adjunct Professor of Law
Special UCC Advisor, Paul Hastings

Stephen Sepinuck became a full-time academic in 1989 after several years in private legal practice. He teaches courses on Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Sales, Contracts and Transactional Skills. He has authored numerous articles and 20 books and won awards for his teaching and his scholarship. Professor Sepinuck was an adviser during the 1990s to the drafting committee that revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and he chaired its Task Force on Deposit Accounts. From 2006 to 2009, he chaired the ABA’s UCC Committee and served as the ABA Advisor to the Joint Review Committee for Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. He has served as reporter for the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act and for the Amended Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act and as the associate reporter for the 2022 UCC Amendments on Emerging Technologies.

Sepinuck returned to full-time private practice at Paul Hastings in 2022 as Special UCC Advisor. He continues to teach on the adjunct law faculty at Vanderbilt law School. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and serves as the executive director of the Commercial Law Amicus Initiative.

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Law, including Bankruptcy, Contracts, Transactional Lawyering, Secured Transactions, and Sales

Additional Courses

Transactional Skills Lab