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White, James J.

Robert A. Sullivan Professor Emeritus of Law

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J.J. White, the Robert A. Sullivan Professor Emeritus of Law, 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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The Modern Law of Contracts. 4th ed. Bruce W. Frier, co-author. American Casebook Series. St. Paul, Minn: West Academic Publishing, 2019.

Principles of Secured Transaction. 2nd ed. Robert S. Summers et al., co-authors. Concise Hornbook Series. St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic Publishing, 2018.

"Fraudulent Conveyances Masquerading as Asset Protection Trusts." UCC L.J. 47, no. 4 (2018).
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Co-editor. Principles of Sales Law. 2nd ed. R. S. Summers et al., co-editors. Concise Hornbook Series. St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic Publishing, 2017.