Professor Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger is a professor of law at Boston College Law
School where she teaches a variety of commercial law/bankruptcy courses including
Business Bankruptcy, Contracts, and Secured Transactions. She was named one of the 26
"best law teachers" in the country by the authors of What the Best Law Teachers
Do (Harvard University Press, 2013), and was the 2002 winner of the Boston College
Distinguished Teaching Award. She is a co-editor of Chapter 11 Theory & Practice: A
Guide to Reorganization, a multi-volume bankruptcy treatise. She is co-author of an
Article 9 case book, Commercial Transactions: Secured Financing: Cases, Materials &
Problems, which adopts a problem-solving approach to teaching transactional law. 

Professor Hillinger has taught at a variety of schools during her 36-year teaching career
- William & Mary, the University of Texas at Austin, Emory University, Northeastern
University School of Law and the University of Connecticut School of Law. While at
William & Mary, she received an Outstanding Teacher Award from the Virginia Council
on Higher Education. 

Bankruptcy Law


Introduction: The Future of Chapter 11: A Symposium Cosponsored by the American College of Bankruptcy, Boston College Law Review (2005)

Professor Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger offers introductory remarks to the Symposium: The Future of Chapter 11,...



The Story of YMPs ("Yield Maintenance Premiums") in Bankruptcy (with Michael G. Hillinger), DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal (2005)

This article tries to tell the story of YMPs in bankruptcy. It is not an...



Environmental Affairs in Bankruptcy: 2004 (with Michael G. Hillinger), American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review (2004)

During the 1930s, it was said that Germany's situation was serious but not hopeless whereas...



The Latest Developments in Article 9 (with Mark Leipold and Margit Livingston), Depaul Business and Commercial Law Journal (2004)

This is an edited version of the transcript from second panel at the DePaul Business...



2001: A Code Odyssey (New Dawn for the Article 9 Secured Creditor) (with Michael G. Hillinger), Commercial Law Journal (2001)

Revised Article 9 was promulgated in 1998 with an effective date of July 1, 2001....


Secured Transactions


Commercial Transactions: Secured Financing: Cases, Materials, Problems (with Raymond T. Nimmer and Michael G. Hillinger) (2003)

Accompanied by Commercial Transactions: Secured Financing: Cases, Materials, Problems, 3rd ed. Teacher's Manual, by Nimmer,...



Deposit Accounts Under the New World Order (with David Line Batty and Richard K. Brown), North Carolina Banking Institute (2002)

The new world is upon us. Repent. Revised Article 9 is the law in every...



Consumer Protection Rules In and Around the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) (with Michael G. Hillinger and Diane N. Rallis), Understanding Electronic Contracting: UCITA, E-Signature, Federal, State and Foreign Regulations (2001)


Commercial Transactions: Secured Financing: Cases, Materials, Problems (with Raymond T. Nimmer and Michael G. Hillinger) (1999)

Accompanied by Commercial Transactions: Secured Financing: Cases, Materials, Problems, 2nd ed. Teacher's Manual, by Nimmer,...


Commercial Law


The Article 2 Merchant Rules: Karl Llewellyn's Attempt to Achieve the Good, the True, the Beautiful in Commercial Law, Georgetown Law Journal (1985)

This article demonstrates that the Article 2 merchant rules were never intended to codify merchant...


Uniform Commercial Code


UCC and ME in Process, Colonial Lawyer (1984)


The Merchant of Section 2-314: Who Needs Him?, Hastings Law Journal (1983)

This Article seeks to understand and evaluate section 2-314's merchant distinction, examining it from a...


American Legal History


Consulting Editor: Selected Law Cases, 1784-1800, The Papers of John Marshall (1987)



Meet the New Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, University of Richmond Law Review (1982)

Without trumpet or even modest fanfare, the 1981 Virginia General Assembly passed two new subsections...


Family Law


Equitable Distribution: Virginia Code Section 20-107 (with Sharon A. Henderson and David A. Glazer), Virginia Bar Association Journal (1982)

In Virginia traditional alimony was the only form of recompense allowed to a divorced spouse...


Selected Professional Activities

How Ideas Turn into Law: ABI Review Commission; Bankruptcy Code at 30; Sausage-Making 101, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference 2014 (2014)
Panelist, The Present State of Legal Education, Concord Academy Reuniuon Weekend (2014)

Discussion of trends in legal education, experiential learning, and why the costs of legal education...

Moderator, Federal Oversight: When Is It Helpful?, Is the Uniform Commercial Code Still Relevant?; New England Law School (2014)
Presentation on Advisory Committee Report, American Bankruptcy Institute Chapter 11 Review Commission (2014)

Presentation and questioning concerning Advisory Committee Report.

Please Take Your Collateral: The Meaning of Surrender, New York Bankruptcy Bar Association (2013)

Works in Progress