Prof. Braucher Inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy
Prof. Jean Braucher was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy at a black tie event on Friday, March 15, 2013, at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian Museum of American Painting in Washington, D.C. The Roger C. Henderson Professor of Law, Prof. Braucher has taught Bankruptcy, Contracts, and Commercial Law at the law college since joining the faculty in 1998. She is also faculty supervisor of the Mortgage Clinic, a collaboration with Southern Arizona Legal Aid.
The 2013 inductees included prominent judges and bankruptcy attorneys from around the country, including an Arizona Law alum, Steven Berger ('84), as well as some international insolvency professionals. The induction event also included two days of panels on hot topics in bankruptcy.
The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Its fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, corporate turnaround specialists, judges, academics, bankruptcy trustees, and government officials. The fellows are selected on the basis of a “proven record of the highest standards of professionalism and service to the profession,” according to the ACB. The organization supports education programs for bankruptcy professionals and service work to assure access to debt relief.
Prof. Braucher has written numerous scholarly articles concerning bankruptcy and also has served in a variety of positions with national bankruptcy groups. In 2011, she was the scholar in residence of the American Bankruptcy Institute in the Washington, D.C., area. She is currently a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and vice president of the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center, which files appellate briefs supporting the rights of consumer debtors, who cannot typically afford appellate representation.