Lawless elected to membership of National Bankruptcy Conference as conferee

Friday, May 10, 2013

The National Bankruptcy Conference (NBC) has elected Professor Robert Lawless to membership in the Conference as conferee.

Lawless is a professor of law and co-director of the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior & Social Science at the College of Law, where he writes and teaches about bankruptcy, consumer credit, and business law. His co-authored book, Empirical Methods in Law, was released in 2010 by Aspen Publishing. Professor Lawless has testified before Congress, and his work has been featured in media outlets such as CNN, CNBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the National Law Journal, the L.A. Times, the Financial Times, and Money magazine. He is the site administrator and one of five regular contributors to the blog Credit Slips, a discussion on credit and bankruptcy.

The NBC is a non-profit, non-partisan, self-supporting organization of approximately 60 lawyers, law professors, and bankruptcy judges whose primary purpose is to advise Congress on the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and any proposed changes to those laws. The NBC was formed in the 1930s at the request of Congress to assist in the drafting of major Depression-era bankruptcy law amendments, ultimately resulting in the Chandler Act of 1938. The NBC has been a resource to Congress on every significant piece of bankruptcy legislation since that time.

Benjamin A. Kahn, a member of Nexsen Pruet PLLC in Greensboro, NC, and Tara Twomey, of counsel at National Consumer Law Center and project director at National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center in San Jose, CA, were also elected.