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SIU Bankruptcy Conference

posted by Bob Lawless

Tomorrow, the Southern Illinois University School of Law is hosting a symposium "Shredding the Safety Net." The symposium will examine the effects of the 2005 bankruptcy law, and the papers will appear in a future issue of the Southern Illinois University Law Review. From the press release:

Top bankruptcy scholars from throughout the nation [as well as Bob Lawless] will participate in a daylong symposium at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. . . .

"Shredding the Safety Net" will examine the impacts of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. The symposium is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at the SIU School of Law, which is sponsoring the event.

OK, I added the "as well as Bob Lawless" part to the press release to enhance its accuracy. The dean of the SIU law school is Peter Alexander, a noted bankruptcy scholar in his own right and a good friend. He wouldn't have said that about me in the press release . . . probably.

Besides myself and Dean Alexander, the other speakers will be Margaret Howard (Washington & Lee) who is also the keynote speaker, Nathalie Martin (New Mexico), Judge Judith Fitzgerald (Western District of Pennsylvania), Charles Tabb (Illinois), Tom Plank (Tennessee), and Kelli Alces (currently at Richmond but soon Florida State). The full press release is here.

If I have an Internet connection, I'll try to make a few posts from the conference summarizing the papers.


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