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Prof. Lupica selected as American College of Bankruptcy Fellow

March 1, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine – Lois Lupica, a professor at the University of Maine School of Law, will be inducted March 16 as a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. The ceremony will be held at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Lupica becomes the fifth person in Maine to join the ranks of the college fellows. The others are Robert Keach of Bernstein Shur; Benjamin Marcus of Drummond Woodsum; George Marcus of Marcus, Clegg and Mistretta, PA; and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James Haines.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary association of bankruptcy professionals, including law professors, commercial lawyers, bankruptcy trustees, judges and others who work within the sphere of bankruptcy and insolvency issues.

According to the ACB website: “Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism and service to the profession.” Lupica said she was honored by the nomination, and she is looking forward to the March 16 ceremony. Lupica recently published an empirical study of the consumer bankruptcy system, in which she examined the changes in 2005 to bankruptcy law, and how those changes impacted debtors, trustees and attorneys.

The research included review of more than 11,000 bankruptcy cases filed in 90 judicial districts around the country. Lupica concluded that the 2005 changes made the bankruptcy system more cumbersome and more expensive for people to navigate.

“The Consumer Bankruptcy Fee Study” was released in December and will be published this spring in the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.

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