Faculty Biography

Amelia Boss

Visiting Professor of Law

  • JD, 1975, Rutgers University
  • BA, 1970, Bryn Mawr College

Areas of Expertise

Professor Boss teaches international business transactions.

Professional Experience

Boss teaches at Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law. 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. Boss 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.

Honors and Affiliations

The National Law Journal ranked Boss as one of the 50 most influential women attorneys in the U.S. A member of the permanent editorial board of the Uniform Commercial Code, Boss currently serves 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. In January 2009, she was elected chair of the Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and was appointed to the Board of Regents of the American College of Commercial Financial Lawyers in 2010.

Key Works

Boss's publications include The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts: An In-depth Guide and Analysis (with Kilian) (Kluwer, 2009).

Summer 2014 Classes

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