Professor of Law
A.B., Cornell University; J.D., Columbia University
A former editor of the Columbia Law Review, Professor Linzer joined the Law Center faculty in 1984. Before going into teaching, he practiced law both as a Wall Street lawyer and as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York. Professor Linzer is a member of the American Law Institute. A noted scholar on contract law, he has published two editions of his A Contracts Anthology, with a third edition planned for publication by Lexis-Nexis for the Fall, 2009 market. He served as the Editorial Reviser of the “Restatement (Second) of Contracts.”
Professor Linzer has served as the Chair of the Contracts Section of the Association of American Law Schools and is a Board Certified civil appellate specialist. He served for nearly a decade on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee of the State Bar of Texas.
His principal academic subjects include Contracts; Constitutional Law; Equal Protection; First Amendment; International Contracting; Transactional Clinic; Contract Negotiation and Drafting; Introduction to American Law (for foreign LL. M. candidates); and Torts. Working with experienced practitioners, he pioneered a transactional course in international contracting that sees students negotiate and draft documents in simulated international deals.