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Thomas Mitchell urges Mississippi Access to Justice Commission to support heirs property reform

Professor Thomas Mitchell was in Jackson, Mississippi, this month advocating for property reform before the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission.

Mitchell was invited to address the commission, as it considers encouraging the Mississippi legislature to introduce The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act for legislative consideration. The act aims to produce fairer outcomes in the division or sale of lands that involve families owning heirs' property, a subset of tenancy-in-common property. Mitchell served as primary drafter of the act, on behalf of the Uniform Law Commission. Six states have now enacted the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act into law.

The weekly Jackson Advocate reports on Mitchell’s work in two articles, appearing in its December 3–9, 2015, issue:

  • “Writer of new act governing heir property urges Mississippi to adopt proposed reform”
  • “Virginia family in century-long battle to hold on to farm”

Submitted by Law School News on December 9, 2015

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