The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) co-sponsored the Uniform
Commercial Code (UCC) Conference on Thursday, Feb. 27, at New
England Law | Boston. Esteemed New England Law | Boston professors
Gary L. Monserud and Susan R. Finneran organized the informative
annual conference, focused on addressing, "Is the Uniform
Commercial Code Still Relevant?"
The conference began with welcoming remarks from Finneran, New
England Law | Boston Dean John O'Brien, MBA Vice President
Christopher Sullivan and law student Emily Breslin. The conference
included two panel discussions, followed by a reception. The first
panel discussion centered on issues surrounding the fairness of
home foreclosures and included a brief history of negotiable
instruments and their relationship with mortgages, an overview of
the current status of the Home Foreclosure Procedures Act, and the
difficulties associated with municipalities and foreclosure law.
The panel was moderated by New England Law | Boston Professor
Richard B. Child.
The second panel, moderated by Boston College Law School Professor
Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger, who also moderated a panel at last
year's conference, focused on federal oversight within the context
of foreclosure, renting versus buying property, and mortgaging
In addition to the MBA, the conference was co-sponsored by Boston
College Law's Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest.