On June 30, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that he has reappointed Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Cassandra Burke Robertson to a three-year term as Commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission.
Established in 1893, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. Since its establishment, the Commission has produced more than 300 uniform acts. These acts focus on commercial law, family and domestic relations law, estates, probate and trusts, real estate, alternate dispute resolution and more. Among the ULC’s most widely adopted acts are the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act.
The Commission is composed of nationally recognized legal experts (judges, legislators, professors, and practitioners) appointed by the 50 state governors. They donate thousands of hours of their time and legal and drafting expertise every year as a public service, and receive no salary or compensation for their work. Professor Robertson was first appointed to the Uniform Law Commission in 2016 and has served as Chair of the Commission’s study committee on third-party funding of litigation.
Robertson is the John Deaver Drinko-BakerHostetler Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Professional Ethics. She has been a faculty member since 2007 and teaches civil procedure, professional responsibility and secured transactions.