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Thomas Mitchell is guest editor and writer at Probate & Property Magazine

Thomas Mitchell was recently guest writer/editor for the Uniform Laws Update section of the Probate & Property Magazine, a magazine produced 6 times a year by the American Bar Association's Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law—the A.B.A.'s second largest section.

Mitchell’s article can be found in the January/February issue of Probate & Property. The submission is one of four pieces he has contributed to the Uniform Law Commission's legislative information kit, which is distributed to state legislatures across the country.

The article provides an overview and update on the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, a national model act developed to strengthen the ability of those who own family property known as heirs property to maintain ownership when faced with a request from a common owner that a court order a forced sale of the property. Mitchell served as the Reporter for the Act, the person with primary drafting authority, over the course of the three years it took to develop it.

An Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mitchell has done extensive work and research on how land tenure regimes impact poor and minority communities.

For more information on the January/February 2011 issue of Probate & Property, click here.

Submitted by UW Law News on February 2, 2011

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