After law school, Jason Kilborn clerked for Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then was a bankruptcy associate with Cleary,
Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in
In over a decade of academic research, Professor Kilborn has focused on a comparison of
bankruptcy and insolvency in the U.S. with similar systems in Europe and elsewhere in the
world. He has written numerous articles and a book on comparative bankruptcy for
individuals (including an analysis of Islamic law, shari'a), he co-authored a book
on international cooperation in cross-border business bankruptcy, and he is a national
reporter and co-editor of a series of detailed comparative analyses of business
reorganization practices around the world (the latter two items published by Oxford
Professor Kilborn chaired a drafting group for a World Bank project on the treatment of
insolvency of natural persons, and he has advised several national governments on their
development of personal insolvency laws. He has been appointed to three, two-year terms
as the Van der Grinten Chair in International and Comparative Insolvency Law at the
Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, as well as a one-semester term as the
Robert M. Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Professor Kilborn joined the John Marshall faculty in 2007 and teaches Secured
Transactions, Bankruptcy, Corporations, Civil Procedure II, and Payment Systems.
Contributions to Books
Bankruptcy, Western Research In the Humanities and Social Sciences: Jurisprudence (2011)
Forthcoming and Prepublication Versions