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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 Illinois College of Law (Champaign, 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 (Miami) examines “11 U.S.C. Section 365(d)(3): A Conceptual Status Argument for Proration.”

In addition, the spring issue of the Law Review features the transcript of the Dedication Ceremony for the Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York.

The ABI Law Review, published in conjunction with St. Johns University School of Law, is among the most respected scholarly publications in the bankruptcy community. The Law Review was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in last year’s Till decision, in both the majority and minority opinions. Distributed to all ABI members as a benefit of membership, the ABI Law Review has the largest circulation of any bankruptcy law review. Past issues of the Law Review have focused on international insolvency, single asset cases, high-tech and e-commerce bankruptcies, consumer bankruptcy, the revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, asbestos cases and other topics. Past issues can be viewed at by ABI members. Copies are available for purchase through  Thomson West's online publications catalog or by calling (800) 328-9352.


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