Spring Issue of the
ABI LawReviewAddresses Church Bankruptcies
April 18, 2005, Alexandria, Va. — The
spring issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Law Review
(Volume 13, No. 1) features timely articles on hot topics. Judge Bruce
A. Markell (Las
Vegas) moderates a roundtable discussion on
religious organizations filing for bankruptcy. Douglas Laycock of the
University of Texas Law School (Austin), Jonathan C. Lipson of the
University of Baltimore, Nancy A. Peterman of Greenberg Traurig LLP
(Chicago), Robin E. Phelan of Haynes and Boone LLP (Dallas) and Prof.
David Arthur Skeel Jr. of the University of Pennsylvania Law School
(Philadelphia) participate as panelists.
Prof. Ralph E. Brubaker of the University of
Ill.) continues the Supreme
Court’s dialogue on Hood in an
article titled “From Fictionalism to Functionalism in State
Sovereign Immunity: The Bankruptcy Discharge As Ex parte Young
Relief After Hood.”
Adam Feibelman of the University of
North Carolina at
Chapel Hill writes on defining the social
insurance function of consumer bankruptcy.
Michelle Morgan Harner of Jones Day (Chicago), Carl E.
Black of Jones Day (Cleveland) and Eric R. Goodman of Jones Day
(Cleveland) address the expanding universe of
non-assumable/non-assignable contracts in bankruptcy.
The issue of “Reasonably Equivalent Value”
after BFP v. Resolution Trust Corp.
is addressed in an article by Prof Marie T. Reilly of the University of
South Carolina School of Law.
An LL.M. thesis by Victoria Kothari of Greenberg Traurig LLP
“11 U.S.C. Section 365(d)(3): A Conceptual Status Argument for
In addition, the spring issue of the Law Review features the transcript of the Dedication
Ceremony for the Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Courthouse in
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