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White, James J.

Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law Emeritus
Fall 2016

1035 Legal Research
J.J. White, the Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law Emeritus, has written on many aspects of commercial law. His book, Uniform Commercial Code (with Summers and Hillman), is considered to be the most widely recognized treatise on the subject. He is also the author of several casebooks on commercial, bankruptcy, and contracts law. Prof. White has served as the reporter for the Revision of Article 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code and is a Commissioner on Uniform Laws from Michigan. He also has served on several American Law Institute and NCCUSL committees dealing with revision to the Uniform Commercial Code. He received the L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2001-2002 and the Homer Kripke Achievement Award, given by the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Prof. White earned his BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Amherst College and his JD, Order of the Coif, from Michigan Law School. He practiced privately in Los Angeles before beginning his academic career at the University of Michigan in 1964.

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​Co-editor. Uniform Commercial Code. 6th ed. R. S. Summers and Hillman, R. A., co-editors. Practitioner Treatise Series, vol. 3. St. Paul, MN: Thompson Reuters, 2014.​​

"Tenure, the Aberrant Consumer Contract." Chi. -Kent L. Rev. 89, no. 1 (2014): 353-78.
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"The Vexations of Aging from the Imagination (A Lot) and Life (A Little) of Bill Miller." Review of Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments His Shrinking Brain, Which He Flatters Himself Formerly Did Him Noble Service, by W. I. Miller. Mich L. Rev. 111, no. 6 (2013): 1145-50.
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"Taxing the Platypygous." U. Mich. J. L. Reform 46, no. 3 (2013): 975-97.
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​Co-author. Secured Transactions: Teaching Materials. 4th ed. Brunstad Jr.,G.E., co-author. American Casebook Series. St. Paul, Minn: Thomson/West, 2013.

Co-author. The Modern Law of Contracts. 3rd ed. B. Frier, co-author. St. Paul: West, 2012.

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