E. Allan Farnsworth

Prof. E. Allan Farnsworth

Columbia Law School

E. Allan Farnsworth was a legal scholar whose writings on contract disputes have become a standard reference in courtrooms and law schools. A professor at Columbia University School of Law, Farnsworth was considered the country's foremost legal authority on contracts. He spent more than 50 years studying and explaining the legal underpinnings of contracts, whether written or oral, commercial or private, and wrote Farnsworth on Contracts, the most frequently cited reference work on contract law. He represented the US at diplomatic conferences on trade and on the UN Commission on International Trade Law.