Contact: John Hartgen
PROFESSOR JEAN BRAUCHER TO SERVE AS SPRING
2011 ABI RESIDENT SCHOLAR
January 27, 2011, Alexandria, Va. — Prof.
Jean Braucher will serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI
Resident Scholar for the spring 2011 semester. Since 1998, she has been
the Roger C. Henderson Professor of Law at the University of
Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law (Tucson). Prof. Braucher
specializes in bankruptcy, contracts and commercial law. She will be
based in ABI's Alexandria, Va., office, assisting ABI with its
educational programming and in its role as the authoritative source of
bankruptcy information for Congress, the media and the public.
A former member of the Board of Editors for ABI’s Law
Review, Prof. Braucher’s recent publications include
“Humpty Dumpty and the Foreclosure Crisis: Lessons from the
Lackluster First Year of the Home Affordable Modification Program
(HAMP)” (Arizona Law Review 2010), “A Law-in-Action
Approach to Comparative Study of Repayment Forms of Consumer
Bankruptcy” (Consumer Credit, Debt and Bankruptcy: Comparative
and International Perspectives, 2009), and “A Guide to
Interpretation of the 2005 Bankruptcy Law” (ABI Law
Review, 2008). Prof. Braucher has also delivered many presentations
on bankruptcy topics before professional and academic organizations.
Since 2007, Prof. Braucher has served as the Distinguished Scholar and
Chair of the Wisconsin Contracts Project of the Institute for Legal
Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The Project is
dedicated to a socio-legal approach to contract law and to revising the
Contracts casebook by Stewart Macaulay et al., which Prof.
Braucher has joined as an author. The first volume of
Contracts: Law in Action (3rd Ed.) was published in 2010 and
the second volume is forthcoming in 2011 (both from LexisNexis).
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Arizona, Braucher
served as the Gustavus H. Wald Research Professor of Law at the
University of Cincinnati College of Law. She has also served as a
visiting professor of law at Cornell Law School, University of Texas
School of Law and Boston College Law School.
Prof. Braucher received her bachelor’s degree from Brown
University in 1972 and graduated cum laude with her J.D. from
Boston University School of Law in 1978.
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan 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 more than
12,800 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional
conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.