Professor Laura B. Bartell to Serve as ABI Resident Scholar

Professor Laura B. Bartell to Serve as ABI Resident Scholar

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September 9, 2010, Alexandria, Va. — Prof. Laura B. Bartell of Wayne State University Law School (Detroit) will serve as the ABI Robert M. Zinman Resident Scholar for the fall 2010 semester. An editorial board member of the ABI Law Review, Prof. Bartell specializes in a number of areas of law, including bankruptcy, commercial law and property. Prof. Bartell will serve 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.

Prof. Bartell teaches a dynamic range of subjects at Wayne State University Law School, including courses on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, property, secured transactions, effective oral communication for lawyers and advanced topics in bankruptcy. She joined the faculty of Wayne State in 1996 after 17 years of private practice in New York. Bartell authored Visualizing Secured Transaction, and the soon-to-be- published Visualizing Bankruptcy, both of which take statutory provisions and put them into easily understandable charts.

An ABI member since 1999, Prof. Bartell is also a member of the American Law Institute and has served on the executive committee of the American Board of Certification. She has published articles on bankruptcy topics, federal court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and the attorney/client privilege and work-product doctrine. Prof. Bartell received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.


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 12,600 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