Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich appoints law’s Cassandra Burke Robertson to Uniform Law Commission

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich named the School of Law’s Cassandra Burke Robertson one of four term-appointed commissioners on the Ohio State Council of Uniform State Laws.

Burke, professor of law and the Laura B. Chisolm Distinguished Research Scholar, will serve on the council until June 2018.

Cassandra Burke RobertsonThe council is Ohio’s delegation to the Uniform Law Commission (also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws).

In this position, she and the commission will promote the creation of model legislation for states to enact around the country. All 50 states have representatives; Ohio has been a member since 1898.

“Unifying state laws lessens uncertainty and reduces costs,” Robertson said. “I’m honored to be appointed and to represent Ohio within the Uniform Law Commission.”

“This is a mark of distinction and an important role for one of our professors,” said Co-Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf. “It is one of the ways that our 25th-ranked faculty enable our law school to have a great impact.”

Robertson also is director of the Center for Professional Ethics. She has been a faculty member since 2007 and teaches civil procedure, professional responsibility and secured transactions.