Latest ABI Law Review Issue Features Chapter 11 Reform Report, Special Section on Bankruptcy and Education

Latest ABI Law Review Issue Features Chapter 11 Reform Report, Special Section on Bankruptcy and Education

Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Winter 2015 Law Review (Volume 23, No. 1) features a special abridged version of the Final Report of the ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11. This edition of the Law Review also contains a compendium of articles from presenters at the ABI/St. John’s University School of  Law “Bankruptcy and Education” Symposium held in October 2014. This special section focuses on various aspects of the interplay between bankruptcy and education, such as the student debt problem and the insolvency of higher education institutions.  


The special compendium of articles include:


  • “Bankruptcy and Education” by Prof. Keith Sharfman of St. John’s University School of Law (New York).
  • “Student Debt Growth and the Repayment Progress of Recent Cohorts” by Meta Brown, Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York).
  • “Bankruptcy and Bad Behavior – The Real Moral Hazard: Law Schools Exploiting Market Dysfunction” by Prof. Steven J. Harper of Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago).
  • “Managing a Safe Landing: Dealing with Distressed Universities and Colleges” by Prof. C. Randel Lewis of the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business (Denver).
  • “Remarks on Bankruptcy and Education” by Prof. Ada Meloy of New York University’s Office of Legal Counsel (New York).
  • “Bankruptcy and Higher Education Institutions” by Prof. Scott F. Norberg of Florida International University College of Law (Miami).
  • “Is Higher Education Learning Anything? The Dangers to U.S. Institutions of Higher Education from the Disruptive Challenges of the Twenty-First Century,” by Mike E. O’Neal of Oklahoma Christian University (Edmond, Okla.).

ABI’s Law Review, published in conjunction with St. Johns University School of Law in Jamaica, N.Y., is among the most cited and respected scholarly publications in the bankruptcy community and has the largest circulation of any bankruptcy law review. Past issues of the Law Review have focused on a variety of timely insolvency topics, including distressed sectors, single-asset cases, consumer bankruptcy, the revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and other topics.


Members of the press looking to obtain any of the articles from the Winter 2015 issue should contact John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or [email protected].



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 12,000 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 For additional conference information, visit