Boris
Kozolchyk
Evo DeConcini Professor of Law and Director of National Law Center
Office Number: 
206
Office Phone: 
5206219645
Office Fax: 
5206219140

Biographical Information

Representative Publications

  • Latin American Company Law:  A Comparative and Economic Development PerspectiveVol. 1 (2013) (co-editor, with Francisco Hernando Reyes & author of Introduction xxiii and Invigorating Micro and Small Businesses through Secured Commercial Credit in Latin America:  The Need for Legal and Institutional Reform, Chapter 1 (co-author, with Cristina Castaneda)).
  • La Contratación Comercial En El Derecho Comparado (2006).
  • United States Law of Trade and Investment (2001) (co-author, with John F. Molloy) and author of Dedications and Acknowledgments v, Introduction I-1 (co-author with John F. Molloy), Chapter 1, Law of the U.S. in Comparative-Legal Reasoning-Perspective, Chapter 22, Negotiable Instruments and Bank Deposits and Collections, and Chapter 24, Commercial Letters of Credit.
  • El Derecho Comercial ante el Libre Comercio y el Desarrollo Economico (1996).
  • Making Free Trade Work in the Americas (1993) (editor & author of NAFTA's Continuous Commercial Legal Highway 5 and Introduction to the Guidelines for the Clearing and Return of Checks between Canada, the United States and Mexico 340).
  • Letters of Credit (Vol. IX, Chap. 5 in the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (monograph)) (1973).
  • Curso de Derecho Mercantil:  Texto y Material de Estudio (1971) (co-author, with Octavio Torrealba).
  • Commercial Letters of Credit in the Americas:  A Comparative Study of Contemporary Commercial Transactions (1966).
  • Complete List of Publications

Education

S.J.D. (Ph.D. equivalent degree)
University of Michigan School of Law
1966
LL.M.
University of Michigan School of Law
1960
L.L.B.
University of Miami School of Law
1959

Top Student Award

Diplome de Droit Compare
Faculté International de Droit Compare, Luxembourg
1958
Doctorate in Civil Law
University of Havana
1956

Admitted to Practice

United States Supreme Court
Arizona

Work Experience

President and Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
Tucson, Arizona
April 1992 - present
Professor of Law
University of Arizona College of Law
1969 - 1998
Visiting Professor
University of Aix en Provence, France
Summer 1985
Distinguished Bailey Visiting Professor and Tucker Lecturer
Louisiana State University
Spring 1979
Director of Law Reform Project, USAID
San José, Costa Rica
1967 - 1969
Visiting Professor of Law
University of Costa Rica School of Law
1967 - 1969
Visiting Exchange Professor of Law
National University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Summer 1962
Evo DeConcini Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law
1998 - present
Resident Consultant
RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California
1964 - 1967
Guest Lecturer, Extension Graduate Seminar on Latin American Law
UCLA
Spring 1965
Guest Lecturer, Latin American Law Seminar
Stanford University
Spring 1964
Visiting Professor of Law
National University of Mexico
Summer 1961
Assistant Professor of Law
Southern Methodist University School of Law
1960 - 1964
Teaching Assistant
University of Miami School of Law
1957 - 1959
Teaching Assistant
Faculté Internationale de Droit Compare, Luxembourg
1958

Organizations

International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law
Founding Member, American Academy of Foreign Law
Associate Member, International Academy of Comparative Law, Paris
American Law Institute
Consultative Committee to UCC Articles 3, 4, 4a and 5
1987 - present
American Bar Association
Task Force for the Revision of Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code
1988 - 1990
Arizona State Bar

Public & Institutional Service

United States Delegate, Organization of American States (OAS) for Specialized Conference on Private International Law (CIDIP-VI) Convention on Secured Transactions Law
2002
Advisor, National Commissioners of Uniform State Laws for the Revision of Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code
1990 - present
United States Delegate, Organization of American States (OAS) for Specialized Conference on Private International Law (CIDIP-V) Convention on Choice of Law on Contractual Disputes
1993 - 1994
United States Delegate, United Nations Commission on Uniform Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for Standby Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantee Convention
1989 - 1994
United States Representative, International Chamber of Commerce for the United States Council on International Banking for the Revision of the Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits (UCP 500)
1989 - 1992
President, International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law
1988 - 1990
Advisor, Library of Congress, Law Division
1988
Consultant on Legal Systems, U.S. Agency for International Development
1974 - 1977
Consultant on Uniformity of Commer
1974 - 1977

Awards

International Legal and Business Research Center, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, Named after Prof. Kozolchyk
2006
First Annual Excellence in International Education/Service Award, University of Arizona, Center for English as a Second Language
2005
Student Inn of the U.S. - Mexican Bar Association at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, Named after Prof. Kozolchyk
2005
Leonard J. Theberge Award from the American Bar Association for Long Term Contribution to Private International Law
2004
Partners for Democracy Award of the America-Israel Friendship League
2003
Martin Luther King Community Award for Contribution fo the Better Understanding of the Peoples of the Americas, Tucson, Ariz.
2002
Nominated for the World Technology Award in Law by the World Technology Network
2001
Selected as one of the 100 Women and Minorities Achievers for the State of Arizona
2000
Recognition of Superior Service for the States of Arizona and Sonora, Arizona-Mexico Commission, signed by Governor Lopez Nogales
1999
Man of the Year Award, Hispanic Professional Action Committee
1995
Selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics, Hispanic Business Magazine
1991
Selected by the Harvard University Law School International Financial Systems Program and the World Bank as Advisor to the Project Lao (Commercial Code Drafting)
1991
Selected by the Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany as Reporter for the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law; Topic: Documents of Title (2nd topic assignment)
University of Arizona College of Law Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award
1990
Commendation by the U.S. Department of State for Extraordinary Service as a United States delegate to UNCITRAL
1990
Establishment of the "Kozolchyk Award" for best student writing by the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law"
1989
Magisterial Lecturer, National University of Mexico School of Law
1989
First Distinguished Service Award by The Arizona-Sonora Bar Association
1989
Inducted to the Hall of Fame of Professors of Commercial Law, National University of Mexico
1987
Man of the Year, Tucson Jewish Community Council
1982
Honorary Life Member for Distinguished Legal Research, National Mexican Notarial Bar Association
1982
Commendation by U.S. Department of Justice for Consulting and Expert Testimony Work on Letter of Credit Litigation
1979
"Fairness in Anglo and Latin American Adjudication"; Nominated for Hubert Herring Award of the P.C.C.L.A.S.
1979
Community Service Award, Tucson Jewish Community Council
1978
National Science Foundation Research Grantee
1975, 1974, 1973
Selected by National University of Mexico as United States Representative to the First Mexican Congress of Commercial Law
1974
"Commercial Letters of Credit in the Amerias" selected as Best Book in the field of Letters of Credit Law by Spanish Government Instituto de Cultura Hispánica, award of Translation Royalties, Madrid
1973
Best Book Award for Spanish translation of "Commercial Letters of Credit in the Americas," Inter-American Bar Association
1973
Selected as General Reporter for the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law on the topic of Letters of Credit and Related Documents, Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany
1970
Extraordinary Merit Award for Teaching and Research, College of Law, University of Costa Rica
1969