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Joseph Perillo
Distinguished Professor of Law, Emeritus

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Telephone: 212.636.6824
Fax: 212.636.6899
Office: Room 333
Office Hours: By Appointment Only


  • Calamari & Perillo, The Law of Contracts (5th ed. 2003);
  • Perillo & Bender, Cases and Problems on Contracts (2nd ed. 1989), (3rd ed. 2000), (4th ed. 2004) (5th ed. 2007);
  • Supervising editor of the revised edition of Corbin on Contracts and author-reviser of two of its volumes;
  • "Williston," in Oxford Companion to American Law;
  • "Screed for a Film and Pillar of Classical Contract Law: Shuey v. United States," 71 Fordham L. Rev. 915 (2002);
  • "The Origins of the Objective Theory of Contact Formation and Interpretation," 69 Fordham L. Rev. 427 (2000);
  • "Misreading Oliver Wendell Holmes on Efficient Breach and Tortious Interference," 68 Fordham L. Rev. 1085 (2000);
  • "The Law of Lawyers' Contracts is Different," 67 Fordham L. Rev. 443 (1998);
  • "Abuse of Rights: A Pervasive Legal Concept," 27 Pac. L.J. 37 (1995);
  • "Force Majeure and Hardship Under the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts," 5 Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 1 (1996)
  • "Hardship and its Impact on Contractual Obligations: A Comparative Analysis," Saggi, Conferenze E Seminari #20 (1996); and others.