Professor of Law
B.S., Brigham Young University
M.S., Yale University
J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
Russell A. Hakes is Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware campus. Professor Hakes received a B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1971; an M.S. from Yale University in 1976; and, a J.D. from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1978, where he served as a member of the BYU Law Review. Following graduation from law school, he worked as an Associate Attorney for Adams, Duque and Hazeltine in Los Angeles, California from 1978-85, and as Partner at Adams, Duque and Hazeltine, from 1985-88; and Head of the RE Practice Group, 1986-88.
Professor Hakes joined the faculty at Widener in 1988 as an Associate Professor of Law and was promoted to full professor in July 2003. He became Vice Dean for the Delaware Campus in January 2005. Professor Hakes is admitted to practice in California, and he teaches and writes in the areas of Property, Payment Systems, Secured Transactions, and Sales and Leases.
Professor Hakes has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including The Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Section of Business Law of The American Bar Association, The Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Commercial Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association; and The Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section of The State Bar of California. In those organizations, he is one of the editors of the Annual Survey of Commercial Law and has been active in preparing legislation that has become part of the commercial law and as a regular panelist for continuing legal education seminars.
Professor Hakes was a Visiting Associate Professor at Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law for academic year 2000-2001. Selected Recent Publications
- abcs of the ucc - (revised) article 9: secured transactions, Section of Business Law, American Bar Association (2000), a primer on secured transactions under Revised Article 9.
- abcs of the ucc - article 9: secured transactions, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (1996), a primer on secured transactions.
- UCC Article 8: Will the Indirect Holding of Securities Survive the Light of Day?, 35 Loy. L.A. L.Rev. 661 (2002).
- et al., The Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Introduction, 59 Bus. Law. 1553 (2004).
- et al., The Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Introduction, 58 Bus. Law. 1541 (2003).
- et al., The Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey: Introduction, 57 Bus. Law.1667 (2002).
- et al., Uniform Commercial Code Annual Survey: Sales, 54 Bus. Law. 1831 (1999).