9:00 - 9:30
Introductory Remarks
9:30 - 10:45
The Bankruptcy Research Database - Its Development and Impact
Professor Tom C.W. Lin
  • Douglas Baird: The Transformation of Large Corporate Reorganizations 1979-2014 Seen Through the Lens of the BRD
  • Bob Lawless: What Legal Empiricists Do Best
  • Lynn LoPucki: Measuring Bankruptcy Success
  • David Skeel: Rediscovering Corporate Governance in Bankruptcy: The LoPucki and Whitford Studies
11:00 - 12:15
The Lifecycle of Consumer Transactions: Consumer Contracting, Protection, and Bankruptcy
Professor Hosea H. Harvey
  • Melissa Jacoby: Superdelegation
  • Ethan Leib: Contra Proferentem and the Role of the Jury in Contract Interpretation
  • Angela Littwin: Why Process Consumer Complaints? Then and Now
  • Katherine Porter: The Ideal of Rough Justice: Consumer Protection as Business, and Business in Consumer Protection
12:30 - 1:45
Lunch Break
  • Brief video-presentation from a special guest
  • Talk: Bob Hillman: Precedent in Contract Cases and The Importance(?) of the Whole Story; Response by Bill Whitford
2:00 - 3:15
Mixed Methods: Comparative Law, Comparative Methods
Professor Salil K. Mehra
  • Stewart Macaulay: Bill Whitford: A New Legal Realist Seeking to Understand Law Outside the Law School's Doors
  • Iain Ramsay: US Exceptionalism and the Comparative Study of Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Jay Westbrook: The Application of the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Jean Braucher: Examination as a Method of Consumer Protection
3:30 - 4:00
Free for All: What Don't You Know That You Should Know?