Prof. Jean Braucher to Serve as Spring 2011 ABI Resident Scholar

Prof. Jean Braucher to Serve as Spring 2011 ABI Resident Scholar

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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.


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