Professor Lois Lupica to Serve as ABI Resident Scholar for Spring 2007 Semester

Professor Lois Lupica to Serve as ABI Resident Scholar for Spring 2007 Semester

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January 8, 2007, Alexandria, Va. — Prof. Lois R. Lupica, the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, will serve as the Robert M. Zinman ABI Resident Scholar for the Spring 2007 semester. Prof. Lupica will serve in ABI's Alexandria, Va., office from January to June, assisting ABI with its educational programming and in its role as the authoritative source of bankruptcy information for the Congress, media and public.

Prof. Lupica’s work focuses on corporate bankruptcy, consumer finance, securitization, property and contract theory, intellectual property in commerce, secured transactions and legal ethics. She is the reporter for the state of Maine’s revision of its Professional Responsibility Rules and is currently writing a consumer finance book, The Language of Money, with Karen Gross, a former bankruptcy professor and now president of Southern Vermont College.

A member of Maine’s faculty since 1995, Prof. Lupica teaches courses focused on secured transactions, bankruptcy, negotiation and legal ethics. She is the immediate-past chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Debtor & Creditors’ Rights, a member of the Board of Directors of Community Housing of Maine and a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Southern Maine Bioethics Center. Prior to her teaching career, Prof. Lupica worked from 1988-92 as an associate in the Business Practice Group of Arnold & Porter and is a member of the New York State Bar. She was the 2004 Law School recipient of the Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Scholarship and received Honorable Mention in the 2005 National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism.  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 11,500 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