Stringfellow (’14) earns American College of Bankruptcy honor

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nicole Stringfellow (’14) has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy as a 2014 Distinguished Law Student for the Seventh Circuit. The award honors law students of demonstrated talent and interest in bankruptcy law, and only one student from each circuit is selected. Professors Ralph Brubaker, Pamela Foohey, Robert Lawless, and Charles Tabb nominated Stringfellow.

"The College of Law’s bankruptcy program is rightfully one of the most renowned programs in the country. The distinguished professors, the depth of course coverage, and the individual mentorship provided by those professors is unsurpassable. I cannot fully describe my gratitude to these leaders in the bankruptcy field for their instruction, guidance, and their nomination of me for the 2014 Seventh Circuit Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student award," Stringfellow said.

With an impressive passion and aptitude for bankruptcy law, Stringfellow served as a judicial extern to Judge Kevin J. Carey of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in summer 2013. For the 2014-15 term, she will clerk for Judge Peter J. Walsh of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware—a prestigious and highly sought after clerkship given that Delaware is home to the largest and highest profile corporate bankruptcies.

A stellar student who has excelled at the College of Law, particularly in bankruptcy law courses, Stringfellow served as a research assistant to Professors Robert Lawless and Pamela Foohey.

“Nicole has excelled in the many different classes and activities in bankruptcy offered at the College of Law. It is hard to imagine the American College of Bankruptcy finding a better choice for this honor,” praised Lawless.

“Nicole has demonstrated an impressive aptitude and passion for all aspects of bankruptcy law, specifically in her writing about the interaction of healthcare and consumer bankruptcy. Her dedication to learning about bankruptcy is one of the many reasons she is deserving of this award,” noted Foohey.

Stringfellow was president of the Health Law Society and the Christian Law Student Association, and is an active member in the Black Law Student Association and Intellectual Property Law Society.

The Induction Ceremony and Events will take place March 13 – 15, 2014 at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.