October 10, 2012 21:45 Age: 2 yrs

How do you make one of the best bankruptcy programs in the country even better?

You hire Rafael Pardo.

One of the nation’s leading scholars of bankruptcy law, newly appointed Professor

Rafael Pardo has been published widely and cited on numerous occasions by federal courts. He also serves on the American Bankruptcy Law Journal Editorial Advisory Board and has participated in educational programs organized by the Federal Judicial Center for bankruptcy judges and other bankruptcy court officials. Pardo has testified as a bankruptcy expert before both houses of Congress and has beenactive in providing pro bono service to individuals on debtor-creditor issues and bankruptcy matters.

Professor Pardo intends to use his expertise to augment Emory’s bankruptcy program and to further strengthen the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal — a unique student-run journal whose articles are cited more often by courts than bankruptcy articles published in general law reviews. His professional and academic experience and extensive writing on bankruptcy and student-loan debt, including recent publications co-authored with Emory Law Professor Jonathan Nash, provide a rich foundation from which to draw.


BA, Yale College; JD, New York University

Representative articles
“The Structural Exceptionalism of Bankruptcy Administration,” 60 UCLA Law Review (forthcoming 2012) (with Kathryn A. Watts)

“Does Ideology Matter in Bankruptcy? Voting Behavior on the Courts of Appeals,” 53 William & Mary Law Review 919 (2012) (with Jonathan R. Nash)

“Reconceptualizing Present-Value Analysis in Consumer Bankruptcy,” 68 Washington & Lee Law Review 113 (2011)

“The Real Student-Loan Scandal: Undue Hardship Discharge Litigation,” 83 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 179 (2009) (with Michelle R. Lacey)

“An Empirical Investigation into Appellate Structure and the Perceived Quality of Appellate Review,” 61 Vanderbilt Law Review 1745 (2008) (with Jonathan R. Nash)

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