Sarah Howard Jenkins-Hobbs

An Authority on Contracts

Sarah Howard Jenkins-Hobbs is a nationally recognized scholar in the field of contracts and commercial law. She is an expert on the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) – the fundamental U.S. law governing many types of contracts – and her work spans from the most authoritative to the cutting edge.

She was invited, along with other prominent legal scholars, to update “Corbin on Contracts,” a multi-volume work that is the most authoritative treatise on contract law. Since its publication, Hobbs’ volume has been cited numerous times as an authority in court decisions across the nation and in books and articles.

She also wrote a helpful article when Arkansas enacted Revised Article 1 of the UCC that explained the new law so attorneys and judges who had to apply changes could more easily do so.

Perhaps the most interesting article the professor has written was the 2009 article that focused on the sale, barter, license, and lease of virtual property. Looking at internet games, Professor Hobbs proposed that the UCC should apply to such sales and exchanges and took on arguments against such as extension.

Hobbs received a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, a M.A. degree from the University of Kentucky, and a B.A. degree from Hanover College.

Posted in: 2011, Public Service

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