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. The International Academy has members from forty-one countries.
Professor Gallanis is the Associate Dean for Research, the N. William Hines Chair in Law, and a Professor of History. He is a prize-winning legal historian and comparative lawyer and an expert on trust, probate, and fiduciary law. He is particularly interested in comparative and cross-border aspects of wealth transfer law. He teaches and writes in the fields of trusts and estates, property, and English and European legal history.
He is active in the field of trusts and estates and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is the author of Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests (6th ed. 2014) and many law review articles in the field.
He is active in trusts and estates law reform. He is the executive director of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, which is the official oversight body for all uniform laws in the field of trusts and estates. He was the reporter (principal drafter) for the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act (completed 2013) and the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (completed 2009). Elected to the American Law Institute, he served as Associate Reporter for the Restatement Third of Trusts (completed 2012) and as a member of the consultative group for the Restatement Third of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers (completed 2011). He continues to serve as an Adviser to the Restatement of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.