Laura B. Bartell
J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Stanford University
Professor Laura Bartell joined the 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 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. She teaches Property, Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights and Effective Oral Communication for Lawyers.
Advanced Topics in Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Effective Oral Communication for Lawyers
Visualizing Secured Transactions takes the basic areas covered by Article 9 and creates a visual aid for the statutory provisions typically assigned in connection with those areas. Some visual aids cover a single section while others summarize a number of sections bearing on a single topic. The overarching goal of Visualizing Secured Transactions is to help students see the organizational structure and create visual clues for remembering content. This unique book, updated to reflect changes in the law since the first edition was published in 2005, uses visual aids such as charts and diagrams to foster student understanding and application of the law governing secured transactions. The organization of the material tracks the outline and scope of traditional Secured Transactions casebooks and covers Article 9 of the UCC and related UCC provisions and sections of the Bankruptcy Code.
This unique study guide uses visual aids such as charts and diagrams to foster student understanding and application of the law governing bankruptcy.They are organized not by chapter of the Bankruptcy Code (for the most part) but chronologically by the normal course of a bankruptcy case. Some visual aids cover a single provision or concept while others summarize several bearing on a single topic. The overarching goal is to help students see the organizational structure and create visual clues for remembering content.
Building on the 1992 first edition, this guide pools the knowledge of bankruptcy judges and clerks of court experienced in handling mega-cases in a written resources for others. It describes the general time line of a mega-case, issues that are likely to arise, and how other judges have approached those issues. The revised guide reflects management strategies currently set by statute, case law, local rules and general orders, and employed by individual judges. It expands coverage of topics that have gained prominence since the guide was first published.
Law students, perhaps more than the population at large, tend to be visual learners. 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 to facilitate comprehension of this technical commercial subject.
This handbook provides an overview of chambers operations and the work of the federal courts; it does not provide detailed procedures on every aspect of a law clerk's daily tasks or review the procedures of each individual court (this is in large part because the duties of law clerks vary from judge to judge).
Extinction and Creation of Property Interests Encumbered by Liens – The Strange Legacy of Farrey v. Sanderfoot, 87 Am. Bankr. L.J. 375 (2013)
Pension Plan Loans and Means Testing – The Pernicious Endurance of Villarie, 87 Am. Bankr. L.J. 89 (2013)
Bankruptcy Court Adjudication by Consent After Stern, 2012 Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 5 (2012)
Making Assumptions About the Individual Debtor’s Right to Assume Under § 365(p)(2), 85 Am. Bankr. L.J. 265 (2011)
The Appeal of Direct Appeal – Use of the New 28 U.S.C. § 158(d)(2), 84 Am. Bankr. L.J. 145 (2010)
Straddle Obligations Under Prepetition Contracts – Prepetition Claims, Postpetition Claims or Administrative Expenses, 25 Emory Bankr. Dev. J. 39 (2008)
Awards of Costs in Bankruptcy Court, 17 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Practice 869 (December 2008)