Scott J. Burnham

Scott J. Burnham spent most of his long career at The University of Montana and Gonzaga School of Law, where he was the Curley Professor of Commercial Law. He taught in the areas of contracts, commercial law, and intellectual property. Professor Burnham received his J.D. and LL.M. degrees from New York University School of Law in 1974 and 1981. Between degrees, he practiced in New York City with a distinguished firm and after its dissolution continued as a sole practitioner. He has been a visiting professor at Santa Clara, Tennessee, Western New England, Memphis, UNLV, Hawaii, Ohio State, Cardozo, Vytautas Magnus (Lithuania) and SWUPL (Chongqing, China). Under the auspices of Fulbright, he taught at Montevideo (Uruguay) and Can Tho (Vietnam). He is the author of numerous law review articles in the fields of contracts, consumer law and legal education. Among his books are Contract Law for Dummies (Wiley) and Drafting and Analyzing Contracts: A Guide to the Practical Application of the Principles of Contract Law (4th ed. Carolina Academic Press). He is a past President of CALI and a member of the ALI. You can reach him at scottjburnham at

CALI eLangdell Books

eLangdell Book Title CALI Topic(s)
Sales and Leases: A Problem-based Approach

CALI Lessons

Lesson Title CALI Topic(s)
Accord and Satisfaction
Assignment and Delegation
Consideration: Advanced Issues
Contracts: Unconscionability and Reasonable Expectations Podcast
A Copyright Primer
Cost of Completion
Choice of Law: Discussions in Contracts Podcast
Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Remedies: Discussions in Contracts (Podcast)
Discussions in Contracts: Federal Jurisdiction Podcast
Parol Evidence Rule: Discussions in Contracts Podcast
U.C.C. § 2-207: Finding the Terms of the Contract: Discussions in Contracts Podcast
U.C.C. § 2-207: Formation of the Contract: Discussions in Contracts Podcast
U.C.C. § 2-207: Written Confirmations: Discussions in Contracts Podcast
Warranties: Discussions in Contracts Podcast
Drafting a Contract: The Sale of Goods
Duress and Undue Influence
Expectation Damages