On June 13, Boston's legal community will gather at Suffolk Law School to
commemorate over 50 years of the Uniform Commercial Code in Massachusetts.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Uniform Law Foundation, the charitable
arm of the Uniform Law Commission.
In 1958, Massachusetts became the second state in the country to enact the
Uniform Commercial Code. Other states soon followed Massachusetts' lead and
enacted the UCC, resulting in a 50-state adoption and the integration of
commercial law throughout the United States.
Francis C. Morrissey, a longtime advocate for the UCC and former chairman of
the Massachusetts Bar Association's Business Law Section Council said "The UCC
event will celebrate Massachusetts' long leadership in commercial law and will
bring together legislators, judges, lawyers and academics from across the state
and the country. Anyone with an interest in commercial law is strongly
encouraged to attend."
The ULC is a 120-year-old national organization with headquarters in Chicago
comprised of more than 300 commissioners from legislatures, judicial branches
and academia with the goal of drafting and promoting uniforms laws designed to
solve problems common in all states.
The Uniform Commercial Code aims to promote legal consistency in commercial
transactions across various states. Presently, the ULC has four
Massachusetts-based Uniform Law commissioners, including:
The UCC Commemoration event will take place
on Thursday, June 13, at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston,
from 5 to 8 p.m. The keynote speaker is University of Michigan Law School
Professor James J. White.
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