Robert H. Wilson

Robert H. Wilson
 

Professor 


Telephone: 413-545-4043

Email: rwilson@isenberg.umass.edu

Office: Flint 203C

 

View CV (pdf)

 


Education:

M.S.B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1978
J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1972
B.B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1969

 

 Research/Teaching Interests:

Legal issues involving hotels and restaurants
Management Contracts and Franchising
Revenue Management
Real estate and Real estate finance
Hotel Investment and Financial Management
Lodging feasibility studies
Lodging Law


 

Selected Publications

Wilson, R., (2012), The Legal Strategy of the Cruise Line Industry: An effective Use of Terms and Conditions to Manage Disputes, The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, November 2012, vol. 53 (4) 347-356


Wilson, R., 2011, Internet Hotel Reservations:  Recent Changes and Trends in the Enforcement of Click Wrap and Browse Wrap "Terms and Conditions/Terms of Use, The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, May 2011, 52 (2) 190-199.

 

Enhagen, L. and Wilson, R., (2011, "Expedia, Inc. Wins One and Loses One" in the Electronic Journal of Hospitality Legal, Safety and Security Research.

With Linda Enghagen. "The Limits of Foreseeability: Tort Law at Its Rational Best, Journal of Hospitality Legal, Safety, and Security Research, 2008.

"Internet Hotel Reservations: The "Terms and Conditions" Trap", The Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 2007.

"Restaurants and Food Allergies: A Dangerous Recipe," Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 2005.

"Liability for Injuries Caused by Consuming Defective Food Products," Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 2005.

"Hotel Franchise Termination: Preliminary Injunctions Protect Unlawful Trademark Use," Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, 2003.

With Linda Enghagen. "U.S. Supreme Court Reviews Employers' Responsibilities Regarding Tip Reporting and FICA Taxes," Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, 2003.

"Agency Law, Fiduciary Duties, and Hotel Management Contracts," Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 25(2), 2001: 147-158.

"Minimum Length of Stay Requirements as Part of Hotel Revenue Management Systems: Are They Legal?," Journal of Hospitality Financial Management, 9(1), 2001.

"The Law of Cyberspace: Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet," Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 41(5), 2000: 55-63.

Awards

Best Papers Award for "The Law of Cyberspace: Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet" at the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education annual conference, New Orleans, July 2000.

Academic and Professional Activities:

Past Presiding Officer, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Faculty Senate
Past President, Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators
Board of Editors, Journal of Foodservice Business Research
Board of Editors, Journal of Hospitality Financial Management
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Hospitality Legal, Safety and Security Research
Editor, with Linda Enghagen, Newsletter, The Business of Hospitality: Focus on Law