The American College of Bankruptcy Announces its Distinguished Law Students for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Judicial Circuits for 2013

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The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that it has selected its Distinguished Law Students for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Judicial Circuits for 2013. Each selected student has outstanding academic credentials, an interest in bankruptcy law, and is awarded an all expense paid trip to the College's annual Induction Ceremony and Events in Washington, DC, where they have the opportunity to meet and get to know the most distinguished bankruptcy practitioners and judges in the country.

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The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that the American College of Bankruptcy has selected its Distinguished Law Students for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits for 2013. The Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits will select students in 2014. The selected students are:

First Circuit
Benjamin Arfa
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Second Circuit
Stephen D. Piraino
Hofstra University
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Bronxville, NY

Third Circuit
Katie M. McDonough
Seton Hall School of Law
Fair Lawn, NJ

Fourth Circuit
Jessica Woods
University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD

Ninth Circuit
Joseph Boniwell
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA

Eleventh Circuit
Timothy Bow
University of Miami School of Law
Miami, FL

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 15th and 16th, 2013.

The 2013 Induction ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture Museum, and will be presided over by D.J. (Jan) Baker, 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 2013 Distinguished Law Students, contact Shari A. Bedker, Executive Director at 703-934-6154, fax at 703-802-0207, email at sbedker(at)amercol(dot)org.

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