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The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), known until 2007 as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), consists of state commissions on uniform laws from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Uniform Law Commission members must be qualified to practice law, and include attorneys, judges, legislators and legislative staff, and law professors. Members actively research, draft, and promote enactment in their jurisdiction of uniform state laws, donating thousands of hours of time and expertise to the Commission.
The mission of the Uniform Law Commission is to provide states with non-partisan, well-conceived, and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to state statutory law. Additionally, uniform laws strengthen the federal system by providing rules and procedures that are consistent across states.
More information about the Uniform Law Commission may be found on the ULC website at www.uniformlaws.org.
The Uniform Law Commission Archives at the Tarlton Law Library is over 600 linear feet. It contains the Uniform Law Commission's administrative files, committee papers, and a variety of working materials related to and used in studying, drafting, and revising uniform laws. They include but are not limited to correspondence, meeting documents, conference proceedings, reports, working and final drafts, publications, press releases, notes, programs, and research and legislative materials.
The collection is organized into two main groups: Acts and Committees. Acts contain materials related to individual uniform and model acts. The Uniform Commercial Code, due to its volume, is further separated by article. Committee files contain work product of several committees and joint editorial boards of the Uniform Law Commission. Additionally, the Executive Committee Papers include general Uniform Law Commission materials such as annual meeting programs and publications about uniform laws. Committee materials such as correspondence and meeting documents related to specific acts can be found within individual acts.
The finding aid to the Uniform Law Commission Archives can be found at Texas Archival Resources Online. The inventory of the collection lists folder-level descriptions of the contents of the collection and includes the names of the original creators of files.
Researchers who would like to use the Uniform Law Commission Archive at Tarlton Law Library or those with any questions about the Archive or its contents are encouraged to view the finding aid and contact Evelina Stulgaityte, Archivist, at (512) 471-7263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.