Associate law professor to serve as American Bankruptcy Institute’s Resident Scholar

August 29, 2013 | News, UToday, Law
By Rachel Phipps



Kara Bruce, UT associate professor of law, is serving as the Robert M. Zinman American Bankruptcy Institute Resident Scholar for fall semester.

She is the institute’s only resident scholar this fall.

At the College of Law, Bruce teaches bankruptcy and commercial law courses, including Secured Transactions and Commercial Paper, and her research focuses on bankruptcy law.

She is based in American Bankruptcy Institute’s Alexandria, Va., office, and will join an ongoing project to study the reform of business bankruptcy laws. She also will assist the institute with its educational programming and in its role as a source of bankruptcy information and analysis for Congress, the media and the public.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to assist the American Bankruptcy Institute with its important educational and policy work,” Bruce said. “While it would be an honor to work for the American Bankruptcy Institute at any time, I am particularly excited to join the ongoing study of United States Bankruptcy Code Chapter 11 reform.”

Before joining the College of Law faculty, Bruce worked as an attorney in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP in Chicago, where she represented clients in complex business reorganizations and commercial litigation matters. She also maintained an active pro bono practice, handling matters in the fields of consumer bankruptcy, immigration and appellate law.

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

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