American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Students of 2015

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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.

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One student, selected from each Circuit, is awarded an all expense paid trip to the College’s annual Induction Ceremony Events in Washington D.C. where they have the opportunity to meet the most distinguished bankruptcy practitioners in the country.

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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