SHELDON F. KURTZ




I. PERSONAL


Address: University of Iowa

College of Law

Rm. 446

Iowa City, IA 52242

(319)-335-9069

Date of Birth: 5/18/43

Marital and

Parental Status: Alice Kurtz, spouse

Andrea Kurtz, child (Born 7/13/70)

Emily Kurtz, child (Born 7/25/73)

II. EDUCATION


Education: Syracuse University (1960-1964) B.A. (History)

Syracuse University (1964-1967) LL.B. (J.D.) (summa cum laude)

Law School Honors

and Major Activity: Managing Editor, Syracuse Law Review

Order of the Coif

Justinian Honor Society

III. EMPLOYMENT


Law Practice: Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander

(then Nixon, Mudge, Guthrie, Alexander & Mitchell)

20 Broad Street

New York, New York

1967-1969 (July 1967 - December 1969)

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton

One State Street Plaza

New York, New York 10004

(January 1970 - 1973)

Teaching Experience: University of Iowa

College of Law

Iowa City, Iowa

Associate Professor 1973-1976

Professor 1976-1982

Iowa Law School Foundation Distinguished Professor of Law 1982-1985

Percy Bordwell Distinguished Professor of Law 1985-1989; 1991-thereafter

Professor of Medicine (Division of Surgery) College of Medicine, University of Iowa

Florida State University

Dean and Foundation Distinguished Professor, 1989-91

University of Virginia

School of Law

Charlottesville, Virginia

Visiting Professor of Law 1979-1980

University of North Carolina

School of Law

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Visiting Professor, Summer 1983

University of Durham

Law Department

Durham, England

Visiting Professor, Fall 1983

University of Miami

School of Law

Coral Gables, Florida

Adjunct Professor, Graduate Estate

Planning Program, 1984-1989; 1994-1995


IV. TEACHING


Teaching Awards: 1987 Burlington Northern Best Teacher Award at the University of Iowa

1989 University of Iowa Best Teacher Award, Law School Nominee

Courses Taught: Property

Family Estate Planning

Trusts and Estates

Federal Estate and Gift Taxation

Administration of Estates and Trusts

Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts

Corporations

Law and Technology Seminars:

(a) Surrogacy Arrangements

(b) Assisted Death

(c) Sale and Exchange of Body Parts

(d) Model Organ Transplant Legislation

(e) Scientific Evidence

Health Law (since 1991)

Medical Seminar for Law Students

V. RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

1. Books:

(1) Iowa Estates: Taxation and Administration

(with Reimer) (1975) (pp. 995)

(2) Income and Estate Taxation of Decedents and Their Estates (1977) (pp. 741)

(3) Kurtz on Iowa Estates (1981) 3 volumes (pp. 1595)

(4) Estate Planning for Shareholders of A Closely Held Corporation (with Hood and Shors) (Little, Brown & Co. 1982) 2 volumes plus supplement (1986) (pp. 1241)

(5) Problems, Cases and Materials on Family Estate Planning (West Publishing Co. 1983) (pp. 853)

(6) American Property Law (with Hovenkamp) (West Publishing Co. 1987) (pp. 1296), with Supplement (1988)

(7) Wills, Trusts and Estates (with McGovern & Rein) (West Publishing Co. 1988) (pp. 996)

(8) Kurtz on Iowa Estates 2nd ed. (1989), 2 volumes (pp. 1291)

(9) Survey of the Law of Property, 3d ed. (1991) (pp. 690) (with Boyer and Hovenkamp)

(10) American Property Law, 2nd Ed. (with Hovenkamp)(West Publishing Co. 1993)(pp.1232).

(11) Kurtz on Iowa Estates 3rd ed. (1995), 2 volumes (pp. 1236)


2. Articles:

(1) Allocation of Increases and Decreases to Fractional Share Marital Deduction Bequest, 8 Real. Prop. Prob. & Tr. J. 450 (1973)

(2) The Augmented Estate Concept under the Uniform Probate Code: In Search of an Equitable Elective Share, 62 Iowa L. Rev. 981 (1977)

(3) The Impact of the Revenue Act of 1978 and the 1976 Tax Reform Act on Estate Tax Marital Deduction Formulas, 64 Iowa L. Rev. 739 (1979)

(4) The Iowa Rule Against Perpetuities: A State of Little or No Law, 65 Iowa L. Rev. 177 (1979)

(5) Marital Deduction Estate Planning Under the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981: Opportunities But Watch the Pitfalls, 34 Rutgers L. Rev. 591 (1982)

(6) Purchase Options Created by Will, 17th University of Miami Institute on Estate Planning, ch. 4 (1983)

(7) The Iowa Rule Against Perpetuities -- Reform at Last, Restatement Style, Wait-and-See and Cy Pres, 69 Iowa L. Rev. 705 (1984)

(8) The Proposed QTIP Regulations and Their Siblings, 20th University of Miami Institute on Estate Planning, ch. 11 (1986)

(9) Power of Appointment Under the Uniform Probate Code, 55 Albany Law Rev. 1151 (1992)

(10) The Transplant Paradox: Overwhelming Public Support for Organ Donation vs. Under-Supply of Organs: The Iowa Organ Procurement Study, 21 Journal of Corporation Law 767 (1996)

3. Others Publications:

(1) Faculty Review of the Dean, XIX Syllabus No. 4, pg. 3

(2) In Support of Euthanasia, American Medical News, 1/91

(3) Book Review, Standard of Care, Ethics, 1995

(4) Forward, Organ Symposium 20 J. Corp. Law 1 (1995)

4. Other Scholarly Works:

(1) Co-Project Director of Iowa intestacy study published under title: A Comparison of Iowans Dispositive Preferences With Selected Provisions of the Iowa and Uniform Probate Codes," 63 Iowa L. Rev. 1041 (1978)

(2) Consultant, Model Human Reproductive Technologies and Surrogacy Act, 72 Iowa L. Rev. 943 (1987)

(3) Consultant, Model Aid-in-Dying Act, 75 Iowa L. Rev. 125 (1989)

(4) Consultant, Cadaveric Organ Donor Act, 18 J. Corp. Law 523 (1993)

(5) Consultant, Living Organ Donor Act, 18 J.Corp. Law 561 (1993)


VI. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE




(a) Member, American Law Institute

(b) Member, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (formerly American College of Probate Counsel)

(c) Advisory Member of Iowa State Bar Association Committee on Probate, member 1977 to 1989

(d) Member, American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics

(e) Principal University of Iowa Committees:

Member, Faculty Senate, 1989; 1991 to date

Member, Faculty Council, 1989; 1991 to date

Vice-President of Faculty Senate (President-elect), 1995-96

President, Faculty Senate, President, 1996-97

University of Iowa Non-Resident Tuition Review Committee, member 1976-78, chair 1978

Chair 1978-79 University of Iowa Committee on Committees, member 1980-1983, 1995-

University of Iowa Judicial Commission, chair 1982-1988, member 1992-to date

Member of President's Campaign Cabinet for IE 2000 Campaign

External Review Committee for the College of Education, chair

Member, Committee on Institutional Advancement, 1988-89

Faculty Rules and By-laws Committee, chair 1992-3

Funded Retirement Insurance Committee, member 1994-date

Ad Hoc Committee to Review Collegiate Review Rules, chair 1994-to date

Ad Hoc Committee on Conflict of Interest Policy, chair 1994-to date

Budgetary Planning Committee, 1994-date

Committee on Institutional Advancement, 1995-date

"Needlestick Committee", member 1994-95

Task Force Relating to Student Health, 1995

Post-tenure Effort Allocation Committee, 1996-97

(f) Member, Multi-State Bar-Essay Question Drafting Committee, 1988-90

Chair, Multi-State Bar-Essay Question Drafting Committee, since 1990

(g) Committee on Decedents' Estates, Fiduciaries and Estate Planning of the Association of American Law Schools, principal organizer and chair 1985 and 1986

(h) Committee of Trust Law Reform, Iowa State Bar Association, since 1994

(i) Principal Iowa Law School Committees:

Curriculum Committee, member 1975-77, 1986-87; chair 1977-78, 1983-84, 1986-87, member 1987-88; 1995-96

Faculty Recruitment Committee, member 1979-82, 1988-89; chair 1980-81; 1991-to date

Accelerated Program Committee, member 1975-76; chair 1976-77

Clinical Education Committee, member 1975-77

Chair, Building Dedication Committee 1984-85

Computer Committee, member 1984 to date

Faculty-Student Relations Committee, chair 1986-88

Internal Procedures Committee, chair 1987-88; 1994-to date

Library Committee, member 1987-88

Strategic Planning Committee, member, 1988-89

Retention Committee, member, 1974-78; 1991-to date

Self-Study Committee, chair, 1991 to 1993

(j) Bar Membership:

Member, New York State Bar Association (admitted to practice, 1967)

Member, Iowa State Bar Association (admitted to practice, 1973)

 

Short Bio:


Sheldon F. Kurtz is the Percy Bordwell Professor of Law in the College of Law and a Professor of Medicine in the University of Iowa's Department of Surgery. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Syracuse University in 1967 and joined the faculty of the University of Iowa in 1973 after practicing law for five years in New York City. He has taught continuously at Iowa since 1973, except for visiting professorships at the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, the University of Durham and for a two-year period when he served as Dean of the Law School of Florida State University. His principal scholarly activities have been in the areas of Property, Probate and Health Law. He is the author of 10 books and numerous articles. He is also a past-President of the University of Iowa Faculty Senate