The current volume in the Michigan Legal Studies, Problems in Probate Law: Model Probate Code, is an outstanding example of what can be achieved by the cooperation of a professional association and a well-financed and forward-looking law school. The Probate Division of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the American Bar Association initiated the project of preparing a model probate code and sponsored the project through to completion. The code is the Probate Division's proudest achievement. But the code would not have been possible without the Herculean labors of Professor Lewis M. Simes, Director of Legal Research at the University of Michigan Law School, Professor Thomas E. Atkinson, of the New York University School of Law, Mr. Paul E. Basye, of the San Francisco, California Bar, formerly Research Assistant at the University of Michigan Law School, and the other members of the research staff of the University of Michigan Law School. Nor would the project have been possible without the financial aid afforded by the William W. Cook endowment. Other philanthropists should observe how wisely the Cook funds have been used in this joint venture.
Russell D. Niles,
MODEL PROBATE CODE AND MONOGRAPHS ON PROBATE LAW: A REVIEW,
Mich. L. Rev.
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