will explore how the Supreme Court of the United States decides cases that
raise issues of bankruptcy law. Some have argued that the Court uses these
cases to limit the power of bankruptcy judges who are interpreting an unruly and
expansive code of law. Others have suggested that the Court uses bankruptcy
cases as a low-stakes battlefield on which to develop more general interpretive
precedents. In any event, each of the last few terms has seen the court take a
handful of bankruptcy cases—some important and tricky, others less so. We will
use this panel to explore the individual cases as well as general principles
and trends that might be apparent from those cases.
Business meeting at program conclusion.