American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Students of 2015

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 06, 2015

The American College of Bankruptcy announces today that it has selected its Distinguished Law Students for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits for 2015. They will select students from the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits in 2016. The selected students are:

First Circuit

Kaitlyn Husar

University of Maine School of Law

Portland, ME

Second Circuit

Philip Guffy

Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, NY

Third Circuit

Courtney A. Emerson

Widener University School of Law

Newark, DE

Fourth Circuit

Elizabeth Campbell

Campbell University

Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Raleigh, NC

Ninth Circuit

Khaled E. Tarazi

University of Arizona

Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law

Tempe, AZ

Eleventh Circuit

Leia Clement

Emory University School of Law

Atlanta, GA

The students undergo a rigorous nomination process. Students must be recommended by either a College Fellow, their Professors, or Deans. The nomination must also include the student’s written materials and additional letters of recommendation. Each nominated student must have outstanding academic credentials and an interest in bankruptcy law. All of the nominated students are considered by the Circuit council of their Circuit, which selects the Distinguished Law Student. Only one student is selected from each Circuit. The selected students are awarded an all expense paid trip to the College’s annual Induction Ceremony and Events in Washington D.C. where they have the opportunity to meet and get to know the most distinguished bankruptcy practitioners and judges in the country. The Induction Ceremony and Events will take place March 13th and 14th, 2015.

The 2015 Induction ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture Museum, and will be presided over by Michael L. Cook, Chair of the College.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.

For more information about the American College of Bankruptcy, or about the 2015 Distinguished Law Students, contact Shari A. Bedker, Executive Director at 434-939-6004, fax at 434-939-6030, email at sbedker(at)amercol(dot)org.

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