College of Law Professor Charles Trost was appointed by the Governor of Tennessee to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), an organization established in 1892 that provides states with non-partisan legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law. Trost is currently completing his 19th year as a member and is serving as the organization’s treasurer.
All members of ULC are practicing lawyers, judges, legislators and law professors who have been appointed by state governments, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to research, draft and promote enactment of uniform state laws.
Presently, Professor Trost, along with current Belmont Law student Sean Alexander and recent graduate Kimiya Sarayloo have been working on a proposal to revise the Unclaimed Property Act to encourage uniformity, as well as include technological advancements. The Unclaimed Property Act was most recently revised in 1995.