Melissa Jacoby aims to bring new perspectives to old problems in the study of
bankruptcy and commercial law. Ongoing projects include a book on the role of the
bankruptcy judge in the modern American bankruptcy system, a proposed change to the
handling of all-asset sales in corporate bankruptcy cases, and empirical studies of
personal bankruptcy filers among lower-income households. She also is closely following
Detroit's Chapter 9 case (see @bankrprof or creditslips.org). Jacoby remains
involved in policy debates and service activities as an elected member of the American
Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference and, most recently, the American
College of Bankruptcy. 

Bankruptcy and Home Mortgage Delinquency

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In or Out of Mortgage Trouble? A Study of Bankrupt Homeowners (with Daniel T. McCue and Eric M. Belsky), American Bankruptcy Law Journal (2011)

We examine the determinants of missed payments and foreclosure initiation among a national sample of...

 

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Making Debtor Remedies More Effective (2010)

Commissioned for a conference on credit markets at Harvard Business School in February 2010, this...

 

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The Value(s) of Foreclosure Law Reform, Pepperdine Law Review (2010)

This symposium contribution examines the starkly different values reflected in traditional legal literature on foreclosure...

 

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Bankruptcy Reform and the Financial Crisis, North Carolina Banking Institute (2009)
 

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Empirical and Policy Perspectives on Consumer Bankruptcy Law in the United States (in ENDEUDAMIENTO DEL CONSUMIDOR E INSOLVENCIA FAMILIAR) (2009)

This chapter, published in Spanish, offers new empirical data from the U.S. on consumer bankruptcy...

 

Bankruptcy, Debt, and Health

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Dodd-Frank, Regulatory Innovation, and the Safety of Consumer Financial Products, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal (2011)

Among the many parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, few...

 

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In or Out of Mortgage Trouble? A Study of Bankrupt Homeowners (with Daniel T. McCue and Eric M. Belsky), American Bankruptcy Law Journal (2011)

We examine the determinants of missed payments and foreclosure initiation among a national sample of...

 

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Credit for Motherhood, North Carolina Law Review (2010)

This essay builds on prior work exploring the impact of consumer lenders who sell credit...

 

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Managing Medical Bills on the Brink of Bankruptcy (with Mirya Holman), Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics (2010)

This paper presents original empirical evidence on financial interactions between medical providers and their patients...

 

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The Value(s) of Foreclosure Law Reform, Pepperdine Law Review (2010)

This symposium contribution examines the starkly different values reflected in traditional legal literature on foreclosure...

 

Corporate Reorganization

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Presentation: Odious Debt and Commercial Law Principles: Some Skepticism, Duke Law School Symposium on Odious Debt and State Corruption (2007)
 

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Prepacks and the Deal-Litigation Tension, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (2004)
 

Legislative Process and Bankruptcy

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Making Debtor Remedies More Effective (2010)

Commissioned for a conference on credit markets at Harvard Business School in February 2010, this...

 

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Managing Medical Bills on the Brink of Bankruptcy (with Mirya Holman), Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics (2010)

This paper presents original empirical evidence on financial interactions between medical providers and their patients...

 

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Bankruptcy Reform and the Financial Crisis, North Carolina Banking Institute (2009)
 

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Empirical and Policy Perspectives on Consumer Bankruptcy Law in the United States (in ENDEUDAMIENTO DEL CONSUMIDOR E INSOLVENCIA FAMILIAR) (2009)

This chapter, published in Spanish, offers new empirical data from the U.S. on consumer bankruptcy...

 

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Bankruptcy Reform and Homeownership Risk, University of Illinois Law Review (2007)
 

Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy

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Foreclosing on Fame: Exploring the Uncharted Boundaries of the Right of Publicity (with Dianne Leenheer Zimmerman), New York University Law Review (2002)
 

Judicial Behavior - Bankruptcy Courts

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Making Debtor Remedies More Effective (2010)

Commissioned for a conference on credit markets at Harvard Business School in February 2010, this...

 

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Bankruptcy Reform and the Financial Crisis, North Carolina Banking Institute (2009)
 

Comparative Insolvency Regimes

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Empirical and Policy Perspectives on Consumer Bankruptcy Law in the United States (in ENDEUDAMIENTO DEL CONSUMIDOR E INSOLVENCIA FAMILIAR) (2009)

This chapter, published in Spanish, offers new empirical data from the U.S. on consumer bankruptcy...

 

Parenthood Market

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Credit for Motherhood, North Carolina Law Review (2010)

This essay builds on prior work exploring the impact of consumer lenders who sell credit...

 

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The Debt Financing of Parenthood, Law and Contemporary Problems (2009)

In this contribution to the symposium Show Me the Money: Making Markets in Forbidden Exchange,...

 

Consumer Financial Protection

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Dodd-Frank, Regulatory Innovation, and the Safety of Consumer Financial Products, North Carolina Banking Institute Journal (2011)

Among the many parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, few...

 

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In or Out of Mortgage Trouble? A Study of Bankrupt Homeowners (with Daniel T. McCue and Eric M. Belsky), American Bankruptcy Law Journal (2011)

We examine the determinants of missed payments and foreclosure initiation among a national sample of...