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 Uniform Law Commission in the creaton of model legislation to help make laws consistent across state lines. Generally the ULC drafts legislation on legally complicated topics, using the example of the Uniform Commercial Code that ensures that a business contract is enforceable the same way all over the United States.