Robert M. Lloyd

Robert M. Lloyd
  • Faculty Emeritus, Lindsay Young Distinguished Professor of Law

  • B.S.E., 1967, Princeton University
    J.D., 1975, University of Michigan


Publications of Robert M. Lloyd

Professor Lloyd came to the UT College of Law in 1983 after a career in commercial law with the Los Angeles firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. He helped to develop UT’s concentration in business transactions and served as the first director of the college’s Center for Entrepreneurial Law.

Professor Lloyd is the author of numerous articles. Since joining the UT faculty he has twice been honored with the Student Bar Association’s Outstanding Teaching Award and the Harold C. Warner Outstanding Teacher Award. In 1996 he received the UTK National Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award. Professor Lloyd is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.


Biography of Robert M. Lloyd

Internet Publications

A Reading List for Aspiring Business Lawyers

Books & Chapters

Contracts: A Transactional and Litigation Approach (West 2006) (w. George Kuney).

Secured Transactions (Matthew Bender, 1988). Loan Participation, in Secured Transactions Under The Uniform Commercial Code (Matthew Bender, J. McDonnell, ed., 1994).

Pennzoil v. Texaco in Trial Advocacy Stories (Michael Tigar & Angela Davis, (Eds., forthcoming.

Fraudulent Transfer Risks in LBO Lending, in Secured Transactions Under The Uniform Commercial Code (Matthew Bender; P. Coogan, W. Hogan, D. Vagts, and J. McDonnell, eds., 1989).

Secured Transactions, in Debtor-Creditor Law (T. Eisenberg, ed., 1995).


Proving Lost profits after Daubert: Five Questions Every Court Should Asko Before Admitting Expert Testimony, 41 U. Rich. L. Rev. (2007) reprinted at ___ Defense L.J. ___ (forthcoming).

The "Circle of Assent Doctrine:" An Important Innovation in Contract Law, 7 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 237 (2006).

Pennzoil v. Texaco, Twenty Years After: Lessons for Business Lawyers, 6 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 321 (2005).

Hard Law Firms and Soft Law Schools, 83 N.C. L. Rev. 667 (2005).

Making Contracts Relevant: Thirteen Lessons for the First-Year Contracts Course, 35 Ariz. St. L.J. 257 (2004).

Contract Damages in Tennessee, 69 Tenn. L. Rev. 837.

The New Article 9: Its Impact on Tennessee Law (Part I), 67 Tenn. L. Rev.125 (1999) and Part II 67 Tenn. L. Rev. 329 (2000).

Wrongful Repossession in Tennessee, 65 Tenn. L. Rev. 761 (1998).

Lender Liability for Wrongful Repossession, 114 Banking L.J. 612 (1997).

Consumerism in Legal Education, 45 J. Legal Ed. 551 (1995).

The Absolute Bar Rule in UCC Foreclosure Sales: A Prescription for Waste, 40 UCLA L. Rev. 695 (1993).

Article 9 and Real Estate Law: Practical Solutions for Some Bothersome Problems, 29 Idaho L. Rev. 583 (1993).

Co-author with Peter Alces, An Agenda for the Reform of the Article 9 Filing System, 44 Okla L. Rev. 99 (1991).

Financial Covenants in Commercial Loan Documentation, 58 Tenn. L. Rev. 335 (1991).

Loan Guaranty Contracts: How to Make Them Enforceable, 107 Bank L. J. 292 (1990).

Zen and the Art of Contract Formation, 39 J. Legal Educ. 185 (1989).

Five Rules for Dealing With Guarantors, 71 J. Com. Bank Lending 36 (1988).

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