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Professors Freyermuth and Trachtenberg elected to American Law Institute

Professor R. Wilson Freyermuth and Associate Dean Ben Trachtenberg were recently elected as members of the American Law Institute (ALI). They join 13 current or emeritus members of the Mizzou Law faculty who are ALI members: Larry Dessem, David English, William Fisch, David Fischer, Bob Jerry, Thom Lambert, Lyrissa Lidsky, Erika Lietzan, David Mitchell, Gary Myers, Phil Peters, Richard Reuben,…

Mizzou Law Faculty and Alumna Honored by Mizzou Alumni Association in 2020

The Mizzou Alumni Association included two Mizzou Law faculty members and one alumna among the recipients of the 2020 Faculty-Alumni Awards. R. Wilson Freyermuth – 61st Annual Distinguished Faculty Award Justice Patricia Breckenridge, ’77 – 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient Frank O. Bowman, III – 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient “We are honored to recognize Mizzou’s best and brightest, both in and…

Professors English and Freyermuth explain how the Uniform Law Commission helps to craft policy

Professors David M. English and Wilson Freyermuth provided information for a recent Columbia Missourian article about lawmaking, “Writing the Law: Missouri farm bill rooted in history.” The article is one of a series of articles to examine who writes the bills, who influences that process and how laws spread from state to state. This article explains the role of the…

Freyermuth at signing of SB83 ceremony

Professor Wilson Freyermuth attended the July 9 ceremony at which Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed SB 83, a portion of which enacted the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) into Missouri law.  The UPHPA is a partition reform statute that applies to land that family members have inherited as tenants in common, often as a result of inadequate estate…

Professor Freyermuth Speaks at National ABA CLE Conference

  Professor Wilson Freyermuth was a panelist at the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section’s 31st National CLE Conference in Boston on May 9-10. Along with Professor Andrea J. Boyack from Washburn University School of Law and Professor Tanya Marsh, Wake Forest University School of Law, Professor Freyermuth discussed emerging legal issues and recent relevant court…

Professors Whitman and Freyermuth Publish New Property Law Treatise

Professor Emeritus Dale Whitman and Professor Wilson Freyermuth have published a new edition of The Law of Property, a student treatise on property published by West Academic Publishing.  The new edition of the treatise is its fourth edition, and the first update to the treatise (part of West’s Hornbook Series) in nearly 20 years.  Their co-authors on the treatise include…

Professor Freyermuth Testifies in Support of State Senate Bill Protecting Family Farm Ownership

Professor Wilson Freyermuth testified on February 25 before the Missouri Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources in support of SB 286. This bill would enact the provisions of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) into Missouri law. The UPHPA would protect family members who have inherited real property (such as a family farm) and who…

Commercial Real Estate Act that Professor Freyermuth Drafted Passes in Two More States

In April 2018, the legislatures of both Michigan and Tennessee have adopted the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act. This act, for which Professor Wilson Freyermuth served as the reporter (or primary drafter), helps modernize commercial law by articulating clear standards for the appointment of receivers for commercial real estate, and by clarifying the powers of such receiver (including the…

Professors Whitman and Freyermuth Write about “The New Model Negotiated Alternative to Foreclosure Act”

The January/February 2018 issue of Probate and Property includes the article “The New Model Negotiated Alternative to Foreclosure Act” written by Professors Dale A. Whitman and R. Wilson Freyermuth. The article encourages state legislatures to enact the new Model Negotiated Alternative to Foreclosure Act, which the Uniform Law Commission promulgated in 2017. If adopted by a state, the Model Act…

Two Members of Law Faculty Recognized with Faculty-Alumni Awards

Two members of the law school faculty, Dean Emeritus Kenneth D. Dean, ’76, and Professor R. Wilson Freyermuth, were recently recognized by the Mizzou Alumni Association with Faculty-Alumni Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of faculty and alumni. Professors are considered for their work as teachers, researchers and administrators. Alumni are considered for both their accomplishments in professional life and…