Prof. Lois Lupica Returns to Serve as ABI Resident Scholar for the Fall 2014 Semester
Alexandria, Va. — Prof. Lois R. Lupica, the Maine Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, returns to serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar for the Fall 2014 semester. Prof. Lupica will be assisting ABI with the final compilation of the Chapter 11 Reform Commission’s report due in December, continuing work on her Consumer Financial Distress Research Study and assisting with ABI educational programming and publications. Helping to maintain ABI’s position as the authoritative source of bankruptcy information for the Congress, media and public, she will serve in ABI's Alexandria, Va., office from September to December. An ABI member since 2001, Prof. Lupica continues her distinguished service within the organization: • Became a member of the ABI Board of Directors in 2014. • Reporter for the ABI Endowment-funded Consumer Bankruptcy Creditor Distribution Study, released November 2013. • Won the Third Annual Judge Wes Steen ABI Law Review Writing Prize at the 2013 Annual Spring Meeting. • Co-reporter for ABI’S National Ethics Task Force Final Report, released April 2013. • Reporter for the ABI Endowment-funded Consumer Bankruptcy Fee Study, released December 2011. • Served as ABI Resident Scholar for the Spring 2007 Semester. Prof. Lupica, a member of Maine’s faculty since 1995, teaches courses focused on secured transactions, bankruptcy, negotiation and legal ethics. She is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and actively involved in numerous professional and academic organizations. Prof. Lupica was awarded the Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2004 and received Honorable Mention for the National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism, sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Conference of Chief Justices in 2005. She has served as dean of faculty and as a member of the Executive Board of the American Board of Certification, and she has been a co-coach and faculty advisor for the Duberstein Moot Court Competition in New York since 2005. Prof. Lupica received her J.D. from Boston University in 1987 and her B.S. from Cornell University in 1981. ### 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 13,000 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.
Monday, September 8, 2014