Uniform laws are laws written by lawyers from a variety of backgrounds with the hopes that states will adopt them. They are created by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in order to address legal issues that need a lot of expertise or need to be addressed similarly across states in order to be effective. A variety of uniform laws have been adopted by states such as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and the Uniform Simultaneous Death Act. For more information about the ULC and current proposals, click here.
[Last updated in November of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]