Dale Whitman


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Dale A. Whitman

James E. Campbell Missouri Endowed Professor Emeritus of Law

BES, Brigham Young University, '63
LLB, Duke University, '66

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professor Whitman became acquainted with MU in 1976 as a visiting professor from Brigham Young University. He went on to teach at the University of Washington in 1978, where he also served as associate dean before returning to MU in 1982 to become the law school’s dean. He was dean from 1982-88.

Professor Whitman is one of the nation’s premier experts on property law. From 1991-97 he served as co-reporter of the ALI’s Restatement (Third) of Property (Mortgages) with Professor Grant Nelson, formerly of MU. Professors Whitman and Nelson have collaborated on five casebooks in real estate finance and property.

Professor Whitman has also written a comprehensive property treatise with Professor William Stoebuck. From 1994-97 he served on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). In 2002, he served as President of AALS. He was the reporter for the Uniform Non-Judicial Foreclosure Act, approved in 2002. His teaching fields include Property, Real Estate Finance and Land Use Planning.

He retired from MU in the summer of 2007. Since that time he has been a visiting professor of law at ten universities in the United States and abroad, most recently at Howard University in Washington DC. He will be a visiting professor at Arizona State University in the Winter semester of 2019.

Most Recent Publications

Residential Mortgage Default and the Constraints of Junior Liens with R. Wilson Freyermuth, __ LOUISVILLE LAW REVIEW __ (2018).

The New Model Negotiated Alternative to the Foreclosure Act with R. Wilson Freyermuth, 32 PROBATE AND PROPERTY 36 (2018).

The Significance and Design of a National Mortgage Note Registry, with Stephanie Heller, in Wachter & Tracy, PRINCIPLES OF HOUSING FINANCE REFORM (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

Real Estate Transfer, Finance & Development, with Grant S. Nelson, Wilson Freyermuth, and Ann Burkhart, (9th ed, West Academic, 2015).

Transferring Nonnegotiable Mortgage Notes, 11 FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 63 (2015).

More Publications By Dale A. Whitman (emeritus)