Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2021
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
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    America's political branches often fail to solve problems, with the result that burning social and political issues end up, in one form or another, in bankruptcy court. In this panel, we consider several social problems and their trips through bankruptcy. Topics will inclide: Sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts; California's Wildfires; Opioid Abuse; and Puerto Rico's finances. By shining a light on this use of the bankruptcy system, we will identify the advantages and disadvantages of using the bankruptcy code to address major social and political issues.

Session Speakers
Organization: Washburn University School of Law
Moderator

Organization: University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
Speaker

Organization: Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of Georgia School of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Speaker

Session Fees
  • [4205] Creditors' and Debtors' Rights - Bankruptcy Law and the Problems of Democracy: $0.00