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WSU Law Professor Publishes ‘Visualizing Secured Transactions’

December 11, 2007

Visualizing Secured TransactionsDETROIT (Dec. 11, 2007) – Wayne State University Professor Laura B. Bartell recently published a book titled “Visualizing Secured Transactions.”

According to Professor Bartell, “Visualizing Secured Transactions” takes the text of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (and related statutes) and puts them into the form of easily-understandable charts.

“Many law students, perhaps even more than the population at large, tend to be visual learners,” said Professor Bartell. “I wanted to help facilitate greater comprehension of such a technical commercial subject.”

Professor Bartell joined the Wayne State University Law School faculty in 1996 after 17 years of private practice in New York. After graduating from Harvard Law School, where she was an officer on the Harvard Law Review, she clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans. She then entered practice in New York where she became a partner in Shearman & Sterling, specializing in bank financing and bankruptcy work.

She is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Bankruptcy Institute, and has published articles on bankruptcy topics, federal court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and the attorney/client privilege and work-product doctrine.

Prior to coming to Wayne Law, where she teaches Property, Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights and Effective Oral Communication for Lawyers, she was an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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