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, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Secured Transactions. She was named one of
the 26 "best law teachers" in the county 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 which is
continually updated to reflect new developments in this dynamic area of the law. 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

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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,...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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

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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,...

 

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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...

 

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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)
 

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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

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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

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UCC and ME in Process, Colonial Lawyer (1984)
 

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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

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

Jurisdiction

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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

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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

Please Take Your Collateral: The Meaning of Surrender, New York Bankruptcy Bar Association (2013)
 
Get Ready for the Amendments to Revised Article 9 (with Edwin E. Smith), Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (2013)

Revised Article 9, effective in 2001, has created problem spots. The 2012 Amendments, effective in...

 
Panelist, International Commercial Transactions: Sales of Goods and Cross-Border Financing, Center for Business Law Conference (2013)

Professor Hillinger discussed the issues and risks posed by cross-border lending as a panelist at...

 
The Problem with Surrender under 1325 (of the Bankruptcy Code), Federal Judicial Center Bankruptcy Judges Workshop (2012)

What can courts or debtors' attorneys do when a debtor surrenders collateral in full satisfaction...

 
Ponzi Schemes and Preference Law, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeastern Conference (2012)

Why application of preference law fails to achieve bankruptcy's "equality is equity" goal.

 

Works in Progress

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Discussion Leader, Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association Retreat, S.D. Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association (2012)

Faculty are assigned 15 different problems involving 15 different bankruptcy issues. Each faculty member leads...