Caroline Nicholson Brown

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  • J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Miami (1976)
  • M.A. (high honors), University of Rochester (1972)
  • B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), University of California at Berkeley (1969)

Caroline Brown's family is from North Carolina, although she grew up in Miami, Florida. She served as editor-in-chief of the University of Miami Law Review. After a clerkship for the then Justice James G. Exum Jr. of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Brown practiced with the Raleigh firm of Bode, Bode, Call & Bruckel. In 1979, she joined the faculty of the school, where her focus is in contracts and commercial law. Brown's publications include 4 Corbin on Contracts (Statute of Frauds) (Perillo Rev. 1997) and Calamari, Perillo, Bender & Brown, Cases & Problems on Contracts, 6th ed. 2011 (West). She teaches remedies, contracts and commercial law, as well as payment systems and has taught every UCC topic except Article 8. She chaired the Drafting Committees of the North Carolina General Statutes Commission to revise UCC Article 5 and Article 9. In 2010, she was appointed by the Governor to the Uniform Law Commission (NCCUSL) as a Commissioner from North Carolina.

Selected Publications

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  • North Carolina Common Law Parol Evidence Rule, 87 N.C. L. REV. 1699 (2009). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
  • Commentary: Peter Linzer's "Rough Justice," 2001 WISC. L. REV. 777 (2001). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein]
  • CORBIN ON CONTRACTS, vol. 4 Statute of Frauds (J. M. Perillo ed.) (Lexis Law Publishing, rev. ed. 1997). [ KF801 .C77 ]
  • Restoring Peace in the Battle of the Forms:  A Framework for Making Uniform Commercial Code Section 2-207 Work, 69 N.C. L. REV. 893 (1991). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, Hein, Document Link]
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