Pamela Foohey’s research centers on bankruptcy, particularly how businesses and individuals situated on the margins of what the Bankruptcy Code is designed to handle are affected by bankruptcy. Her work has been published or accepted for publication in St. John’s Law Review, Pace Law Review, the Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy, the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, and the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Her current project is an empirical study of the reorganization of non-profit entities under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Professor Foohey received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from New York University’s undergraduate Stern School of Business, where she majored in economics and finance, and J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. At Harvard Law, she was assistant managing editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and received a Post-Graduate Research Fellowship. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Peter J. Walsh of the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, worked as an associate in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group of Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis, and clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Foohey will begin teaching at the University of Illinois College of Law in fall 2012.