[PAST EVENT] Wythe Lecture: David Skeel, University of Pennsylvania

November 29, 2012
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Law School, Room 127
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Professor David Skeel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School will present the Wythe Lecture on Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. at William & Mary Law School. Free and all are welcome. It is titled "When Should Bankruptcy Be an Option (for People, Places or Things)?"

In his lecture, Professor Skeel will discuss the wide range of contexts in which bankruptcy has recently been used for, or debated as a possible solution to, financial distress - including for consumer debtors, major financial institutions and other corporations, cities, states and even countries like Greece. He will suggest a set of basic principles for determining when bankruptcy is likely to be effective and when it isn't, and then discuss their implications for a number of contexts of particular current interest.

Professor Skeel is the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and its (Unintended) Consequences (Wiley, 2011); Icarus in the Boardroom: The Fundamental Flaws in Corporate America and Where They Came From (Oxford University Press, 2005); Debt's Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton University Press, 2001); and numerous articles on bankruptcy, corporate law, Christianity and law, and other topics. Professor Skeel has also written commentaries for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Books & Culture, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.

The George Wythe Lecture Series began at the Law School in 1976. Wythe (1726-1806) was a distinguished lawyer, statesman, and judge, and mentor to Thomas Jefferson. In 1779, at Jefferson's urging, he was appointed as William & Mary's - and the nation's - first professor of law.

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