It has been twenty-six years since Professor (now Dean) Emerson G. Spies of the University of Virginia School of Law first called for much-needed basic reform in the conveyancing of real property. Professor Spies suggestions centered around the need for a Marketable Title Act, tract indexes, and the development and use of standards for title examination.
James G. Cosby,
Closing the Closing Gap,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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