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Some Changes at the Slips

posted by Bob Lawless

We are making a few changes in the author line-up here at Credit Slips. The blog has been running for seven and a half years. During that time, new voices have entered the academy, and we need to keep up!

First, we are extremely pleased to welcome Pamela Foohey, Dalié Jiménez, and Mark Weidemaier as new Occasional bloggers. Pamela is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, and in the fall she will join the faculty at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University-Bloomington. She already has some great work on churches filing bankruptcy (that I previously discussed on the blog). We look forward to hearing about her latest work there as well as many other topics we normally cover on Credit Slips.

Dalié is an associate professor of law and the Jeremy Bentham Scholar at the University of Connecticut School of Law. In 2011-2012, she was a policy fellow at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. At the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, I had the honor of commenting on a very intersting paper Dalié has co-authored with Xiaoling Ang, "Private Student Loans and BAPCPA: Did Four-Year Undergraduates Benefit from the Increased Collectability of Student Loans?" She is currently working on a controlled randomized experiment about financial education in bankruptcy.

Mark is the Ralph M. Stockton, Jr. Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He currently holds the record for longest-running Credit Slips guest blogger. We have been planning his move to an Occasional blogger for some time, and he has been very patient with me as I kept telling him that changes were in the works. As regular readers will know, Mark has blogged up a storm about the NML v. Argentina case. In addition to sovereign debt, Mark also has expertise in arbitration, and we are pleased to add him to the blog to provide perspectives on that important aspect of consumer finance and law.

On less happy news, Adam Levitin asked to move to Occasional status. It's great that we are at least going to continue to have his contributions even if not as often as in the past. Adam has been a mainstay of the blog, and it is only because of our great appreciation for his work that we even considered entertaining letting him decrease his commitments to the blog to give him time for other projects. Adam, remember to change your mind just as soon as your other projects allow.

Finally, we are saying goodbye to Lauren Willis. We've appreciated her time with us. If her schedule permits, we hope to have Lauren back as a guest blogger this summer. 

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