Professor Thomas W. Mitchell is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law at Texas A&M University School of Law. He also is a ground-breaking legal scholar and teacher who has been steadfast for more than 20 years in pursuing his heartfelt passion for helping disadvantaged people secure stronger property rights. Building upon some of his seminal research that highlighted how African American and other heirs’ property owners have been dispossessed of a substantial amount of land due to an unjust property law, he served as the principal drafter of a remarkable model state statute designed to turn the tide in favor of heirs’ property owners. The statute known as the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act has been enacted into law in several states and several more are considering it at this time. In the states that have enacted it, it has fortified the ability of thousands of heirs’ property owners to retain their land. Find out more on today’s episode.
Posted: February 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm