W. David East

Professor of Law and Director of the Transactional Practice Center

BA, J.D., Baylor University
LLM, George Washington University
National Law Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts

wdavid@stcl.edu

713-646-1879

Office: 760T

W. David East has been a professor at South Texas College of Law Houston since 1981.  He teaches and writes in the commercial law (Uniform Commercial Code) areas of Payment Systems, Bank Collections and Deposits, Letters of Credit, Secured Transactions in Personal Property, and Sales of Goods. He has also taught Bankruptcy, Commercial Law and Human Rights, Consumer Transactions, Property, and Transaction Skills.  During 1987-1990 Professor East was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at South Texas College of Law Houston, returning to full-time teaching in 1990.

In 1998-1999 he began developing and teaching problem model courses in Transaction Skills and is now the Director of the Transactional Practice Center at South Texas College of Law Houston.  He holds a Juris Doctor from Baylor University and an LL.M. from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law.  In addition he was the Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for 2001-2002 and also was appointed Chair of the Council of Chairs Committee of the State Bar of Texas for 2001-2002.  In June, 2003 Professor East was appointed as a Section Representative to the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas; that appointment continued through June, 2006.

As an advisory member of the Texas Business Law Foundation Professor East has testified several times before legislative committees in Austin on pending commercial statutes.  He is a co-author ofAnderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code Annotated (Thomson/West, current ed. 2008-2009).


ARTICLES

Texas Nonuniform Amendments to Revised UCC Article 9: Texas Business & Commerce Code Chapter 9 , 38 Tex. J. Bus. L. 25 (2003).

The Statute of Frauds and the Parol Evidence Rule under the NCCUSL 2000 Annual Meeting Proposed Revision of U.C.C. Article 2 , 54 SMU L. Rev. 867 (2001).

Check Encoding Warranties under Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 4 and Regulation CC , 51 U. Miami L. Rev. 97 (1996).

Continuous Perfection of Security Interests in Proceeds From Credit Sales of Inventory-A Look at UCC section 9-306(3) , 1986 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 115. (with Suzanne Byerly)

Federal Taxation and Urban Land Development: Does the Tail Wag the Dog? 7 Real Est. L.J. 200 (1979). (with Frank Schnidman)

BOOKS

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes.2013-2014 ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2013).) (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)).

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes.2012-2013 ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2013).) (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)).

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . 2011-2012 ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2011). (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . 2010-2011 ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2010). (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . 2009-2010 ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2009). (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . 2008-2009 ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2008). (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2007) (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett).

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2006) (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett).

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2007). (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2006). (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes . (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2005). (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)

Anderson, Bartlett & East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code annotated: with related business statutes. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2004). (with Roy Ryden Anderson & Roger A. Bartlett)

CHAPTERS

Uniform Commercial Code , in 3 United States Law of Trade and Investment (Littleton, Colo.: F.B. Rothman, 2001).

PRESENTATIONS & PROCEEDINGS

Teaching Transactional Skills and Tasks Other Than Contract Drafting , 12 Transactions: The Tenn. J. of Bus. L. 217 (2011).

All About Adjuncts , 12 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 325 (2011).

Legislative Update II: Changes in the Uniform Commercial Code , Representing the Private Business Entity (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 2003). (Tab B)

Early Bird Round Table Discussions: Article 9 , 18th Annual Real Estate Law Conference (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 2002). (Tab L)

New Article Nine , 35th Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 2001). (Tab 15)

The Revisions to UCC Article 9: How to Stay Perfected , 17th Annual Real Estate Law Conference (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 2001). (Tab N)

Revised Article 9 and Real Estate Law , 12th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Law Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2001). (Tab 7)

The UCC’s New Article 9: Securing the New Millennium, Staying Current with What’s Happening in the Real World of Real Estate Law: 16th Annual Real Estate Law Conference (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 2000). (Tab E)

Revisions to Texas Business and Commerce Code Chapter 9 – Secured Transactions , presented to the Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas, June 1999.

Proposed Revisions to Texas Business and Commerce Code Chapter 9 – Secured Transactions , presented to the Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas, June 1998.

Legislative Changes in the Texas Business and Commerce Code , presented to the Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas, June 1997.

Proposed Revisions for Consignments in U.C.C. Article 9 , presented to the U.C.C. Committee of the Section of Business Law, American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, August 1996.

Revised Article 8 of the U.C.C. , presented to the Travis County Bar Association, January 1996.

Revised Article 8 of the U.C.C. , presented to the Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas, May 1995.

Leases and Executory Contracts. Effects of Rejection, Assumption, or Assignment , Advanced Business Bankruptcy Short Course (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 1988). (Tab K)

Leases and Executory Contracts Effects of Rejection, Assumption, or Assignment , Advanced Business Bankruptcy Short Course (Houston: South Texas College of Law Houston, 1987). (Tab J)


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