Big in Bankruptcy

Programs make national mark

Professor Carter Bishop, a nationally recognized bankruptcy law expert, with Brooke McNeill JD'18

Brooke McNeill JD ’18 was honored with the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, a prestigious award for a student with a deep background in bankruptcy matters. Toni Bugni JD, MSIE ’99 received this honor during her final year of law school. After graduation, McNeill will be an associate at Ropes & Gray in Washington, D.C.

Also, for the first time, the Law School has:

  • Forged a relationship with the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel to take on amicus briefs assigned by that court
  • Fielded a team for the International Insolvency Moot Court Competition
  • Set up a team of faculty, administrators, and alumni to establish a new Bankruptcy Clinic, with pro bono cases to be referred by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Judge Joan N. Feeney JD ’78 has been instrumental in mapping out the operations and structure of the proposed clinic.

Suffolk is one of the few law schools offering a course in specialty business reorganizations. The course is taught by Judge Frank J. Bailey JD ’80 and Adrienne Walker JD ’98 of Mintz Levin.

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