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B.A., 1974, Millsaps College
J.D., 1977, Tulane University

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Wendell H. Holmes

The Curry Family Professorship and Erick Vincent Anderson Professorship
Professor Emeritus


After graduating from law school, Professor Holmes joined the Jackson, Mississippi law firm of Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, where he was a partner from 1981-1983. From 1983-1987, Professor Holmes served on the law faculty at the University of Mississippi. He joined the LSU faculty in 1987, after spending the Fall 1986 semester as a visiting professor. He is the co-author of West's Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Business Organizations, and has published a number of articles on contracts, agency, business associations, and commercial law. He was a member of the Mississippi Secretary of State's Business Law Reform Task Force in 1986, and has lectured extensively in continuing legal education programs. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

Courses Taught

Contracts, Business Associations I & II, Commercial Paper, UCC Sales, UCC Security Devices, and Obligations

Selected Publications

Law Review Articles

Wendell H. Holmes, Ruminations on Independent Fire Insurance Co. v. Able Moving and Storage Co.: Principal's Vicarious Tort Liability for Negligent Acts of an Agent's Servant, 56 La. L. Rev. 571 (1996).

Wendell H. Holmes, Structuring the Small Business Corporation Under the New Mississippi Business Corporation Act, 44 Miss. L. Inst. 37 (1989).

Wendell H. Holmes, The Revised Model Business Corporation Act and Corporate Law Reform in Mississippi: Part Two, 57 Miss. L.J. 271 (1987).

Wendell H. Holmes, Revised Model Business Corporation Act and Corporate Law Reform in Mississippi: Part One, 56 Miss. L.J. 165 (1986).

Wendell H. Holmes, The Freedom Not to Contract, 60 Tul. L. Rev. 751 (1985).

Wendell H. Holmes, Alain A. Levasseur, Le Uniforme Commercial Code ou Code de Commerce Uniforme des Etats-Unis: Pour qui un Code de Commerce? Pour quoi (pourquoi) un Code de Commerce?, IN LE BICENTAIRE DU CODE DE COMMERCE: QUEL CODE DE COMMERCE POUR DEMAIN? (2007).

Wendell H. Holmes, Representation, Mandate, and Agency: A Kommentar on Louisiana's New Law, 73 Tul. L. Rev. 1087 (1999). Hein

Wendell H. Holmes, 26 Wake Forest L. Rev. 289 (1991).


Wendell H. Holmes, Louisiana Civil Law Treatise: Business Organizations (West Group 2007) with Glenn G. Morris.

Honors & Awards

  • Member, American Law Institute; COIF, Omicron Delta Kappa