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Amelia Boss

Trustee Professor of Law Emerita

Amelia Boss


Office: School of Law, Room 276
Phone: 215.571.4806

Administrative Support:
Tyra Mwai
Phone: 215.571.4715


Amy Boss is one of the nation's leading commercial law scholars. An expert on legal issues in electronic commerce and on codifying international commercial law through treaty, she is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and the first professor and second woman to have chaired the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

A member of the Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform Commercial Code, Professor Boss has served on numerous drafting committees revising commercial law, particularly as it pertains to electronic commerce. She also has served as an adviser and as the U.S. delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on issues relating to electronic commerce, representing the U.S. in the development of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce and the Model Law on Electronic Signatures. She has also worked with the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development and the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Council on issues involving electronic commerce. In 1998, The National Law Journal ranked Professor Boss as one of the 50 most influential women attorneys in the U.S. In January 2009, she was elected chair of the Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She was appointed to the Board of Regents of the American College of Commercial Financial Lawyers in 2010.  She has served on the American Bar Association's Board of Governors and is the state chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. 

Professor Boss has written scores of books, articles and reports on the uniform commercial code, electronic data transfer, leasing transactions and other topics, appearing in publications including the Tulane Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice and International Lawyer.

Professor Boss came to the law school from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was a professor and director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy. Before teaching at Temple, she was a faculty member at Rutgers-Camden School of Law and a visiting professor at University of Miami School of Law. She has taught in Japan, China, New Zealand, Ireland, Greece and Italy, and lectured throughout the world.

After receiving her JD from Rutgers-Camden School of Law, where she served on the Law Review and participated in Jessup International Moot Court, Professor Boss clerked for the Honorable Milton B. Conford of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. She later entered private practice with Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz in Philadelphia and with McCarter & English in Cherry Hill, N.J.