Professor Amelia H. Boss
Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia
Prof. Boss is a Trustee Professor of Law at Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law in Philadelphia. She is one of the nation's leading commercial law scholars. An expert on legal issues in electronic commerce and on codifying international commercial law through treaty, she is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and the first professor and second woman to chair the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Professor Boss came to the law school from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was a professor and director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy. She has taught in Japan, China, New Zealand, Ireland, Greece and Italy, and lectured throughout the world. A member of the Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform Commercial Code, Professor Boss has been active in adapting domestic and international law for electronic commerce. She served as a member of the drafting committees preparing amendments to Articles 1, 2, and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code, was a member of the drafting committee that drafted Article 2B (later the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act or UCITA), was ABA Advisor in the drafting of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UCITA), and participated in the drafting of the federal ESign Act. In addition she served as an advisor and as the U.S. delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on issues relating to electronic commerce and represented the U.S. in the development of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce and the Model Law on Electronic Signatures. She has also worked with the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development and the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Council on issues involving electronic commerce. In January 2012, she was elected chair of the Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She was appointed to the Board of Regents of the American College of Commercial Financial Lawyers in 2010, and from 2009 through 2112 served on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. Professor Boss has written scores of books, articles and reports on the uniform commercial code, electronic data transfer, leasing transactions and other topics.