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Professor Freyermuth is the John D. Lawson Professor of Law and a Curators' Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri, where he arrived in 1992. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984, and a J.D. with highest honors from the Duke University School of Law in 1987. After clerking with the Honorable John D. Butzner, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, VA, Professor Freyermuth worked from 1988-1991 as an associate with the Raleigh, NC office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. He has also taught as a visitor at the law schools at University of North Carolina, Duke, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Denver, as well as the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Professor Freyermuth teaches Property, Secured Transactions, Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Leasing. A recipient of the 2007 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, Prof. Freyermuth is a co-author of two casebooks published by West Group: "Real Estate Transfer, Finance and Development" and "Property and Lawyering." He is also a co-author of the popular student treatise "Understanding Secured Transactions" (Matthew Bender/LEXIS).
Professor Freyermuth serves as the Executive Director of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Real Property Acts. He currently serves as the Reporter for the Model Act on Appointment and Powers of Real Estate Receivers, and previously served as the Reporter for both the Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act and the Uniform Assignment of Rents Act. In 2009, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He has also served as a Property Fellow for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and has authored ten CALI lessons in Property law, which are accessible through CALI's website.
Professor Freyermuth is married to Shari Freyermuth, who is an Associate Teaching Professor in the University of Missouri Department of Biochemistry and the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. They have one son, Jacob (18) and one daughter, Sarah (16). Prof. Freyermuth is an active member of Saint Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbia, is an avid (if marginally competent) golfer and a devoted fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Atlanta Braves.