Wayne Law professor appointed to national position with federal courts

Chief Justice John Roberts appointed Wayne State University Law School Professor Laura Bartell associate reporter of the Laura BartellAdvisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules to the Judicial Conference of the United States.

The Judicial Conference is the national policy-making body for the federal courts. It is comprised of five standing advisory committees each charged with drafting proposed amendments to federal rules regarding their respective area. The committees are comprised of judges, representatives from the Department of Justice, law professors and practicing attorneys.

Bartell, of Grosse Pointe Shores, joined the Wayne Law faculty in 1996 after 17 years of private practice in New York. She teaches Advanced Topics in Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Effective Oral Communication for Lawyers, Property, and Secured Transactions.

She is dean of faculty of the American Board of Certification, a national organization that certifies bankruptcy and consumer rights specialists. She is on the executive committee of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, a member of the American Law Institute and American Bankruptcy Institute, and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Bartell has been interviewed and quoted extensively by local, national and international media as an expert on the Detroit bankruptcy.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Stanford University. After earning her law degree from Harvard Law School, she clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.

Photo: Laura Bartell

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