Professor Charles J. Tabb, Resident Scholar, Spring 2014
Prof. Charles J. Tabb is the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, Ill., and was ABI's spring 2014 resident scholar. He has authored or co-authored several dozen articles and several books, most recently The Law of Bankruptcy (Foundation Press, 3d Ed. 2013), A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Bankruptcy Law: Principles, Policies & Practice (LexisNexis, 3d Ed. 2010). He practiced law with Carrington Coleman in Dallas before joining the Illinois faculty in 1984. Prof. Tabb has won numerous teaching awards and has served as a visiting professor in Texas and Colorado, as a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and Nottingham, England, and as the SBLI Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgia State. He is also on the global law faculty at Católica Global School of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Lisbon, Portugal. In 1993, Prof. Tabb was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, serving two terms. He also served as a commissioner from Illinois for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws from 1997-2001. Prof. Tabb advised the Chinese government on the reform of its enterprise bankruptcy law, which then went into effect in June 2008. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, for which he serves on the Board of Regents. Prof. Tabb received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he served on the Virginia Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.