Professor Thomas Gallanis has been appointed as an Adviser on the American Law Institute’s new project to produce a Restatement Fourth of the Law of Property. The project aims to make property law more accessible and easier to understand. The project will address classification of entitlements, possession, accession, and acquisition; ownership powers; protection of and limits to ownership rights; divided and shared ownership; title and transfer; easements, servitudes, and land use; and public rights and takings.
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From Iowa City Press Citizen, February 15, 2015:
As Iowa faces a shortage of legal guardians, two professors at the University of Iowa College of Law have been enlisted by the Iowa Supreme Court to help solve the impending legal crisis.
Gail Agrawal, dean of the College of Law, and Josephine Gittler, a UI professor in the colleges of law, public health and department of pediatrics, were named to the Guardianship and Conservatorship Reform Task Force in January.
The University of Iowa College of Law and St. Ambrose University in Davenport have entered into an agreement that will allow undergraduate students at St. Ambrose to earn their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.
The 3+3 program, which was first announced in November 2013, allows eligible undergraduates at partner institutions admission to the College of Law at the conclusion of their junior year.
We are delighted to share the news that Professor Thomas Gallanis has been elected to the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. The International Academy is an organization of senior practitioners, judges, and scholars who have demonstrated excellence in the field of estate and trust law. Membership is by invitation only and is highly selective. All members must have distinguished themselves through lecturing, writing, or participation in professional organizations.
November 25, 2014
Members of the Law School Community,
Today, President Elmira Mangum of the Florida A & M University announced that Professor and Associate Dean Marcella David will join her leadership team as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Provost David will begin her new role on February 2. The Florida A & M press release is available at: http://www.famunews.com/?p=2110.
Professor Onwuachi-Willig was selected to receive the AALS Minority Groups Section's highest honor for senior faculty: Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Award. She will be the co-recipient with Mario Barnes, UCI Law. This award will make Professors Barnes and Onwuachi-Willig the first people to have received both the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award and the Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Award.
The complete article about the Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act is available online at: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2014/11/12/iowa-senior-advocates-launch-power-attorney-campaign/18912073/
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