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News Posted on January 16, 2013

Terence Morrow '88 Named Uniform Law Commission's Legislative Director

Terence Morrow '88 has been named as the new Legislative Director of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a national law group headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.  The ULC comprises more than 350 practicing attorneys, judges, law professors, legislators and other state officials - all lawyers - appointed by every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws that are designed to solve problems common to all the states. 

Morrow, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and a Professor and Pre-Law Program Director at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, will direct and lead the ULC's legislative staff, which is comprised of a Deputy Legislative Director, three legislative counsel, and a legislative assistant.  He will also have the primary responsibility for developing and implementing strategies to achieve successful enactments of ULC uniform and model acts in the legislatures of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Morrow has been on the faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College since 1995.  His primary areas of teaching and scholarship have been Communications Studies, focusing upon legal argumentation, political rhetoric, and public discourse.  He served as Chair of the Communications Studies Department from 2002 to 2006. He was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008, 2010, and just recently in November 2012.  He served as Assistant Majority Leader and Minority Whip.  While in the Minnesota House he served on numerous committees, including those on State Government Operations and Finance, Telecommunications, Agriculture, and Transportation, and he was Vice Chair of the K-12 Education Finance Committee.