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James J. White

James J. White joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1964.  

J.J. White, the Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law, has written on many aspects of commercial law. His book, Uniform Commercial Code (with Summers), 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. Professor 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 has also 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 2001-02 and the Homer Kripke Achievement Award, given by the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Professor White earned his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Amherst College and his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of 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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