Prof. Lois R. Lupica is the Maine Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, where she teaches bankruptcy, secured transactions, commercial and consumer arbitration, and professional responsibility. Prior to becoming a professor in 1995, she practiced law at both Arnold & Porter LLP and White & Case LLP in New York. She is actively involved in numerous professional and academic organizations. A Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, Prof. Lupica is on the advisory board for the ABI Law Review as well as for The Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, and she was ABI's spring 2007 resident scholar. She was appointed as the first Class of 1973/Glassman Faculty Research Scholar at Maine Law, was awarded the Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2004 and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Fellowship in 2001, and received an 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 served as the reporter for the Maine Task Force on Ethics 2000 from 2005-08. She is currently the principal investigator of a National Study of the Consumer Bankruptcy System, funded by ABI and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. She received her B.S. in consumer economics and housing from Cornell University and her J.D. magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law.