On Friday, October 24, 2014, the Temple Law Review will hold a Symposium with special significance for practitioners in corporate or consumer bankruptcy, and consumer contracts and protection.  The Symposium is being organized as an examination of the work of Bill Whitford, emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin,  who has for decades been  one of the nation's leading scholars in these fields.

What is the proper role of  the legal system in defining appropriate boundaries between consumers  and businesses?   As bankruptcy and contract experts know, Whitford's work has been deeply influential in thinking about this and other questions considered central to the field. Together with featured panelist Lynn LoPucki (UCLA), Whitford has also made one of the most significant contributions to the field of corporate bankruptcy in recent decades - the creation of the "Bankruptcy Research Database," the most comprehensive collection of information about large chapter 11 cases available.  

Leading experts--including David Skeel (Penn), Douglas Baird (University of Chicago), Robert Hillman (Cornell), Melissa Jacoby (North Carolina) Katy Porter (Univ. California-Irvine), and Jay Westbrook (Texas)--will engage Professor Whitford's work through a series of panel discussions focused on the most pressing issues in these fields today.  The panels are sure to be both lively and highly informative, and attendees can earn up to five CLE credits (four substantive and one ethics). We hope you will join us for this important and timely discussion.  Seating is limited, so please register now.

 ~Jonathan Lipson, Harold E. Kohn Professor of Law, Symposium Organizer
~The Temple Law Review

This Symposium has been made possible through the generous support of Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Contracts Enrichment Fund of the Wisconsin Law School. Papers presented will be published in  The Temple Law Review.

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