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Prof. Jeffrey Morris New ABI Resident Scholar

January 5, 2005, Alexandria, Va. — University of Dayton School of Law Prof. Jeffrey W. Morris is the new Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute for the spring 2005 semester. Prof. Morris is one of the most distinguished academics in the bankruptcy field, earning his reputation for teaching, scholarship and service to leading bankruptcy organizations.

“Jeff is one of America’s leading bankruptcy scholars and teachers. We are honored to have him join us this semester,” said ABI’s Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano.

He is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC), serving as Secretary of the NBC and co-reporter of the NBC's Individual Debtor Committee. He also serves on the prestigious Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules and is an elected Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. Jeff has taught at Dayton since 1981. After graduating from Washington & Lee School of Law, where he served as editor of the Law Review, he went into private practice before starting his teaching career. A prolific writer and speaker, Jeff's publications include Problems & Materials on Debtor/Creditor Law, a casebook co-authored with Prof. Douglas Whaley and published by Aspen Law & Business. Prof. Morris follows Prof. Ted Janger (fall 2004) as ABI Zinman Scholar.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency.  ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues.  The ABI membership includes over 10,300 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.  For additional information on ABI, visit ABI World at  For additional conference information, visit




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