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Uniform Commercial Code – Sales: Should it be Enacted?, 59 Yale Law Journal 821 (1950)


This article is written in support of the proposed Uniform Commercial

Code, insofar as it deals with Sales of Goods and is intended to

supplant the Uniform Sales Act. In the process of its construction,

the present writer acted for several years as an adviser to the reporter,

being appointed for that purpose by the American Law Institute. He

attended all the conferences of the committee, regarding the undertaking

with respect to its effect upon the general law of Contracts as

well as upon the law of Sales. The Director of the Institute, Mr.

William Draper Lewis, presided over these conferences. In addition

to the reporter and associate reporter, the active participants included

a judge of the United States Court of Appeals who had formerly been

a law school dean, a New York lawyer who had represented the New

York Merchants' Association, and three lawyers in active commercial

practice representing the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

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