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Professor Frederick K. Beutel, Yale Law School, Uniform Commercial Code, U.C.C.


The oldest living resident may recognize that the title above is de- rived from an article written by Professor Frederick K. Beutel of the Yale Law School, which appeared in the 1952 Yale Law Journal. Professor Beutel began his article by stating that the UCC should not be adopted and concluded by advising that it would "mark the beginning of the end of fairness and uniformity in the commercial law." Beutel's advice was not taken, and, with relatively modest modifications, the UCC has been adopted in all states. This Essay investigates whether Professor Beutel's concerns were justified.