Professor of Law. A.B., Barnard College;
J.D., Harvard Law School.
Professor Kniffin was the recipient of the Faculty Outstanding
Achievement Award in 1990. She is a member of Mensa International,
the American Bar Association and the Committee on Legal Education
and Admission to the Bar. She is an elected member of the American
Law Institute where she serves on the Members Consultative
Committees for U.C.C. Article 2 and for the Restatement (Third) of
Prior to joining the law faculty, she practiced with a major New
York City firm. Professor Kniffin founded, with Professor E. Allan
Farnsworth of Columbia Law School, the Contracts Colloquium. She
was a visiting professor at Fordham Law School during the 1987-1988
year. Professor Kniffin is a former Hearing Officer of the U.S.
Equal Opportunity Commission and a founder and member of the Board
of Directors of the Philippine-American Community Aid Program. She
re-wrote and updated Volume 5, Interpretation, of the Revised
Edition of Corbin on Contracts, published in 1998. She teaches
Contracts, Remedies, and The Legal Process.