Activities and Scholarship

Thomas Mitchell's article, "Reforming Property Law to Address Devastating Land Loss," is reviewed in the July/August edition of Probate and Property, a publication of the American Bar Association. Mitchell's article on tenancy-in-common ownership rules, and the need to reform them, appeared in the Alabama Law Review.

Brad Snyder participated in a briefing hosted by the National Security Archive on the release of grand jury transcripts from the 1950s Ethyl and Julius Rosenberg espionage case. The U.S. government decided not to appeal a federal court decision ordering the release of testimony from the chief witness, Ethyl's brother David Greenglass. Snyder had previously submitted an affidavit seeking release of the testimony.

Keith Findley, Kate Judson and others co-authored "Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma: A Complicated Child Welfare Issue," which appears in the June 2015 issue of The Guardian, the journal of the National Association of Counsel for Children.

A uniform act (model state statute) Thomas Mitchell helped draft for the Uniform Law Commission became law in Connecticut in July. Connecticut is the sixth state to enact into law the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, which aims to produce fairer outcomes in the division or sale of land involving tenancy-in-common property (commonly referred to as heirs' property). Mitchell served as reporter, or principal drafter, for the act.