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Former Dean Henderson Named Life Member Of National Law Group
Roger H. Henderson, Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law at The University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, was named a Life Member of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) at the organization’s 2006 Annual Meeting, just concluded in South Carolina. The Conference may elect as a Life Member an individual who has served the Conference as a Commissioner for at least 20 years. Professor Henderson was first appointed an Arizona Commissioner in 1979 by Governor Bruce Babbitt. He was Dean at the College of Law from 1977 to 1983.
Now in its 115th year, NCCUSL is comprised of more than 300 practicing attorneys, judges, law professors, legislators and other state officials – all lawyers – appointed by every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws that are designed to solve problems common to all the states. Commissioners donate their time as a pro bono public service. Since its inception in 1892, the organization has promulgated more than 200 acts, among them such bulwarks of state statutory law as the Uniform Commercial Code, Uniform Probate Code, Uniform Partnership Act, Uniform Securities Act, Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.