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Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Thomas Wilson Mitchell was named a 2020 MacArthur Fellow for his work to bolster the property rights of low-income families. (Courtesy photo)

More than two decades ago, legal academics warned Thomas Wilson Mitchell that pursuing policy reforms meant to help low-income people hang onto their family properties—or at least get a fair price when such properties are sold following a death and the absence of a will—was a waste of time. Similar efforts had floundered and failed, but Mitchell—now a law professor at Texas A&M University School of Law—was undeterred. It’s a good thing, too.

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Karen Sloan

Karen Sloan is the Legal Education Editor and Senior Writer at ALM. Contact her at [email protected] On Twitter: @KarenSloanNLJ Sign up for Ahead of the Curve—her weekly email update on trends and innovation in legal education—here: https://www.law.com/briefings/ahead-of-the-curve/

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