Jessica Beess und Chrostin ’13 wins ABA writing award

Recent Harvard Law School Graduate Jessica Beess und Chrostin ’13 won a major law student writing competition with her paper, “Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Donative Instruments: A Taxonomy of Disputes and Type-Differentiated Analysis.” The contest was sponsored by the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law section of the American Bar Association.

Sitkoff contributes to Uniform Powers of Appointment Act

In early July, the Uniform Law Commission approved a new act, the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act, at its annual meeting held this year in Boston. Harvard Law School Professor Robert H. Sitkoff, who focuses his research on economic and empirical analysis of the law of trusts and estates, served on the drafting committee for the Act. The Act codifies the law of powers of appointment, a staple of modern estate-planning practice.

Sitkoff appointed to two new ULC committees

Robert H. Sitkoff, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been appointed to two new Uniform Law Commission committees—the study committee on trust protectors, and the drafting committee on Series of Unincorporated Business Entities.

Sitkoff contributes to the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act

In late July, the Uniform Law Commission approved the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act (UPMAA) at its annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Harvard Law School Professor Robert H. Sitkoff, whose primary research focus is economic and empirical analysis of the law of trusts and estates, served on the drafting committee for the Act.