Hosted by the Consumer Bankruptcy & Legislation Committees
The steep rise in student loan debt is one of the most pressing issues our country faces as it strives to create a more just and equitable society. Getting a college degree has become steadily more expensive, and graduates are often left with overwhelming debt burdens that sometimes take decades to repay. Coupled with the nondischargeability of student debt under the Bankruptcy Code, the “student debt problem” has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. This panel of experts will discuss how this problem could be addressed in a way that is equitable, fair and effective under the existing Bankruptcy Code, as well as possible reform.