Uniform Law Commission

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Professor George Walker, alumnus act as observers for Uniform Law Commission passing of Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act

Professor George Walker, the Dean’s Research Professor of Admiralty and Maritime Law, served as an observer for the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act (UFLAA), recently approved by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at its 2016 Annual Meeting in Stowe, Vermont.  Alumnus Lynn Burleson (JD ’80), a certified arbitrator and member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, also served as an observer.

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) principal drafter for ULC legislation recognizing Canadian domestic violence protection orders

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has approved legislation urging U.S. law enforcement and courts to recognize Canadian domestic violence protection orders. Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), who was appointed to the ULC by former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue, was the reporter of the statute’s drafting committee. Continue reading »