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Lawrence W. Waggoner

Lawrence W. Waggoner joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1974.  

Lawrence W. Waggoner is the Lewis M. Simes Professor of Law at Michigan. He is active in law reform in the field of wills, trusts, and future interests. As the director of research and chief reporter for the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, he was the principal drafter of the Uniform Probate Code revisions completed in the 1990s, and is currently drafting another round of revisions dealing mainly with the treatment of children of assisted reproduction. He currently serves as reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers), a project that is ongoing. Volume 1 of the new Restatement was published in 1999, and volume 2 was published in 2003. He is also the co-author of a casebook and several articles in these fields. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan Law School. As a Fulbright Scholar, he earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Oxford University. He later practiced law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, and he served as a captain in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. Professor Waggoner came to Michigan from the University of Virginia in 1974.


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