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Call for Papers - AALS 2013

posted by Alan White

The Creditors' and Debtors' Rights section of the Association of American Law Schools invites paper proposals for the January 2013 conference program.  The program theme is "The Great Deleveraging: Bankruptcy after the Crisis, Formal and Informal."  Complete information on the call for papers appears below the break.

Five years from the onset of the global financial crisis, households, companies, banks, cities and nations struggle to redress their balance sheets.  Some turn to the formal bankruptcy system, while others restructure or cope with debt in other fora.  Is bankruptcy working?  Could it be improved to address the debt crises? What alternatives are being used and why? How will bankruptcy reforms and other legal responses (e.g. Dodd-Frank’s orderly liquidation) affect future credit, and future crises?

            Law teachers and other scholars who have an interest in speaking at this program are invited to submit a manuscript or precis on any aspect of the foregoing theme. Junior faculty members are particularly encouraged to submit. A review committee consisting of Section officers will select one or more papers or proposals and will invite the author(s) of each selected submission to make a presentation at the program session.  Senior bankruptcy scholars will be invited to read and comment on the selected papers. We are expecting a member of the editorial board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal to attend, and we encourage participants to submit papers to ABLJ, one of the top twenty refereed law journals.  A precis should be comprehensive enough to allow the review committee to evaluate the likely content and quality of the proposed paper; however, complete drafts will receive preference in the selection process. Please send submissions to the Program Chair—Alan White, CUNY School of Law, [email protected].  Submissions are due no later than August 1, 2012. Please forward this Call for Papers to anyone who might be interested.

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Senior bankruptcy scholars will be invited to read and comment on the selected papers. We are expecting a member of the editorial board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal to attend, and we encourage

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