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Ferriell Appointed to ULC's UCC Committee

8/22/2022  - 

This summer, Capital University Law School Prof. Jeff Ferriell was appointed by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to the ULC’s Uniform Commercial Code Committee. He was also recently appointed as a member of the drafting committee for a new “Uniform Recurring Service Charges Act” that will work over the next two years to propose a uniform act to the ULC.
 
The ULC ( also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws), was established in 1892. It provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. The Uniform Commercial Code is the ULC’s most important and most successful project, with enactments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands.  The UCC Committee monitors state legislative activity on the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as current drafting activities of the Uniform Commercial Code or other drafting that may affect the Code and makes recommendations to the ULC and to the Uniform Commercial Code’s Permanent Editorial Board (comprised of members of both the ULC and the American Law Institute) about the need for changes to the UCC, its Official Comments, and Official PEB Commentaries. It has most recently been involved in a set of amendments to the UCC, approved just this summer, that adapt the UCC’s provisions to a wide variety of emerging technologies, including cryptocurrency.
 
Professor Ferriell has been a Uniform Law Commissioner since 2007. He was recently reappointed to a sixth three-year term by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine. He has served as the ULC’s Legislative Liaison for Ohio since 2013 and is also a member of the ULC’s Legislative Committee, the Drafting Committee for the Uniform Debt Collection Default Judgments Act, and the Enactment Committee for the Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels. He previously served on the drafting committee for the Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels and as Chair of the ULC’s Academic Partnerships Committee. He also serves as a member of Columbus’s German Village Architectural Review Commission.
 
Ferriell, who is the Geraldine W. Howell Professor of Law,  has been on the Capital University Law School faculty since 1987. He teaches Contracts, Integrated Core Competencies, Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Payment Systems, and Professional Responsibility. He has also taught at the law schools of Ohio Northern, Ohio State, Seattle University, the University of San Diego, the University of Illinois, and Santa Clara University. He completed his B.S. at Ohio State in 1975, his J.D., summa cum laude, at Santa Clara, in 1978, and his LL.M., at Illinois, in 1983. This fall, he is starting his 45th year as a law teacher.