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Professor Jeff Morris, Resident Scholar, Spring 2005

Jeffrey Morris taught at the School of Law since 1981 while remaining active in the area of bankruptcy law. He is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, an elite group of lawyers, judges, and professors that addresses significant issues of bankruptcy, policy, and law. Professor Morris has twice testified before congressional committees on behalf of the group.

A founding member of the American Bankruptcy Law Forum, he also is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Professor Morris has also served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law. In 1999 he was appointed by Chief Justice Rhenquist as the reporter to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules, and he served in that position until 2008. Professor Morris notes that serving as the reporter was “a great opportunity to work with excellent judges and lawyers on matters that affect millions of cases each year.”

He has been of counsel to Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur for more than 10 years. He served a three-year term as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal. Professor Morris was the Robert M. Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute for the Spring 2005 Semester. In 2008 he was the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Georgia State University College of Law. He regularly lectures throughout the country to lawyers and judges on matters of bankruptcy and commercial law.