Tabb appointed resident scholar for American Bankruptcy Institute

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Professor Charles J. Tabb, the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law, has been appointed the spring 2014 resident scholar for the American Bankruptcy Institute. 

Tabb is one of the nation’s leading bankruptcy scholars. A fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, a member of its Board of Regents, and a member of the American Law Institute, Tabb was appointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 1993 to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He was later appointed by former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar as a commissioner for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. In 2003, Tabb traveled to Beijing to advise the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China on the reform of the Chinese bankruptcy law, which went into effect in 2007. He has published six books and several dozen articles on bankruptcy law. Tabb has taught at Illinois since 1984 and has served as both interim dean and associate dean of academic affairs. He has been recognized with several teaching awards, including the University’s Outstanding University Professor Award.

As resident scholar, he is actively engaged in numerous educational and research activities.

The American Bankruptcy Institute was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists, and other bankruptcy professionals.