Richard B. Hagedorn is the Rosalind Van Winkle Melton Professor of Law Emeritus at Willamette University College of Law. After practicing for a number of years, he taught commercial law at the schools of law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, and the University of Oregon. He teaches all Uniform Commercial Code subjects, debtor-creditor law, and contracts and has won numerous awards for his teaching excellence. He is also a frequent lecturer on commercial law topics and is a member of the American Law Institute. Professor Hagedorn is the co-author of several leading legal treatises that are core publications in commercial banking law.