Thomas P. Gallanis

Thomas P. Gallanis

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Thomas P. Gallanis is the Allan D. Vestal Chair in Law at the University of Iowa. He received his BA summa cum laude from Yale, his JD from UChicago, and his LLM and PhD from Cambridge. He is an expert on trust, succession, property, and fiduciary law. He is also a prize-winning legal historian with expertise in English and European legal history from the eleventh to nineteenth centuries. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the American Law Institute. He has been a visiting fellow of All Souls College in Oxford, a Mellon fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Herbert Smith Freehills visitor in the law faculty of Cambridge University. He is the executive director of the Uniform Law Commission’s Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, which oversees all uniform laws in the fields of trusts and succession. Within the American Law Institute, he served as associate reporter for the Restatement Third of Trusts and currently serves as an adviser to the Restatement Fourth of Property.