Lois R. Lupica
Maine Law Foundation Professor of Law
B.S., Cornell University
J.D., Boston University
Office Phone: (207) 780-4599
Professor Lupica is a business lawyer by training and experience. Following graduation from Boston University School of Law with high honors, she worked on domestic and international transactions at the law firms of Arnold & Porter and White & Case in New York City.
Professor Lupica's first teaching experience was as Clinical Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, where she developed a transactional clinical program that represented non-profit affordable housing developers in connection with their business and real estate transactions. Following receipt of her undergraduate degree in Consumer Economics and Housing from Cornell University, she worked as the executive director of a non-profit economic development project in Chicago. Professor Lupica has served as, a member of the Board of Directors and Dean of Faculty of the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification (the national Bankruptcy attorney certification organization); Chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Debtor & Creditors' Rights; a member of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Commercial and Consumer Law; a member of the Board of Directors of Community Housing of Maine, a nonprofit developer of affordable housing for people with special needs; and the Board of Directors of the University of Southern Maine Bioethics Center. Professor Lupica also served as the Reporter for the Maine Task Force on Ethics 2000 and is currently planning a Workshop in Bankruptcy jointly sponsored by the AALS and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. Professor Lupica was the American Bankruptcy Institute Robert M. Zinman Scholar-in-Residence during the spring 2007 semester.
Professor Lupica is an active scholar and speaker in the field of commercial law. She was Maine Law's first Class of 1973/Glassman Faculty Research Scholar (2002-2004) and is the recipient of the 2004 USM Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Scholarship. Professor Lupica received Honorable Mention for the 2005 National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism. Recent articles include, Legislative Messaging and Bankruptcy Law (with Gross & Heidt) (University of Pittsburgh Law Review); Professional Responsibility Redesigned: Sparking a Dialog between Students and the Bar (The Journal of the Legal Profession); The Impact of Revised Article 9 (Kentucky Law Journal, Symposium on Business Bankruptcy); "Revised Article 9, The Proposed Bankruptcy Code Amendments and Securitizing Debtors and their Creditors" (Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, Symposium); "Revised Article 9, Securitization Transactions and the Bankruptcy Dynamic" (American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Symposium); "The Technology-Rich 'Dot-com' in Bankruptcy: The Debtor as Owner of Intellectual Property" (Maine Law Review, Symposium); "Circumvention of the Bankruptcy Process: The Statutory Institutionalization of Securitization" (Connecticut Law Review) and "Transition Losses in the Electric Power Markets: A Challenge to the Premises Underlying the Argument For Compensation" (Rutgers Law Review). In addition, excerpts from Professor Lupica's article, "Asset Securitization: The Unsecured Creditors' Perspective", originally published in Texas Law Review, has been reprinted in Securitization, Structured Finance and Capital Markets (Lexis-Nexis Group publishers, Markell, Schwarcz & Broome).
Professor Lupica teaches Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Professional Responsibility, and Negotiation. She also makes extensive use of her credentials as a graduate of a Le Cordon Bleu intensive French regional cooking program and is a printmaker and graphic artist.