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Elizabeth Hayes Patterson

Professor Emerita

A.B., Emmanuel; J.D., Catholic University

Areas of Expertise:

Commercial Law, Conflict of Laws, Contracts

Before joining the Law Center faculty in 1980, Professor Patterson served as Chair of the D.C. Public Service (Utilities) Commission and was a Commissioner of...

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Before joining the Law Center faculty in 1980, Professor Patterson served as Chair of the D.C. Public Service (Utilities) Commission and was a Commissioner of the D.C. Public Service Commission. She now teaches Conflicts, Contracts, Race and American Law, and Commercial Law: Sales Transactions at the Law Center. From 1993-97, she served as Associate Dean for the JD and Graduate Programs at the Law Center. She has been Treasurer of the D.C. Bar and a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law (the Study Group on the Law Applicable to International Sales), the D.C. Bar Screening Committee, and the Editorial Board of the Washington Lawyer. She was the 2001 recipient of the Law Center's Frank F. Flegal Teaching Award.  She served twice as Deputy Director of the Association of American Law Schools (2205-2007 and 2009-2010).  Before becoming involved in public service, she practiced privately with the D.C. firm of Hogan and Hartson and taught Conflicts at Catholic University. After graduation from law school, she served as a clerk for the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Patterson is a member of the American Law Institute.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Elizabeth Hayes Patterson, Emma Coleman Jordan, Wendy Webster Williams, Pamela Bridgewater & Kylar Broadus, Panel One: Movements in the Legal Academy, 5 Geo. J. Gender & L. 817-838 (2004).    [HEIN]
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All Scholarship 2004 - Present

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Elizabeth Hayes Patterson, Emma Coleman Jordan, Wendy Webster Williams, Pamela Bridgewater & Kylar Broadus, Panel One: Movements in the Legal Academy, 5 Geo. J. Gender & L. 817-838 (2004).    [HEIN]
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