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Prof. Charles J. Tabb


Current Position

Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law
University of Illinois College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

Tel: 217-333-2877
Fax: 217-244-1478

Class: XVI (2005)Circuit: Seventh


Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude (1977)
University of Virginia, J.D. (1980)

Professional Career

Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair, University of Illinois (2012-)
Alice Campbell Professor, University of Illinois (2002-12)
Interim Dean (2007-08); Associate Dean (2003-05); Professor (1991-02), University of Illinois
Associate Professor, University of Illinois (1989-91)
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois (1984-89)
Visiting Professor, University of Texas (1993)
Visiting Professor, University of Colorado (1988, 1990)
Associate, Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal (1980-84)


American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Editorial Advisory Board (2004)
Lexis Nexis Publishing, Editorial Advisory Board (2004)
American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Editorial Advisory Board (1992-95)
Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (1993-98)
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Commissioner (1997-01)
American Law Institute (1994)
American Bankruptcy Board of Certification (1992-96)
Association of American Law Schools, Chair, Section on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights (1991-92)
State Bar of Texas (1980-)
American Bankruptcy Institute


"Bankruptcy Law: Principles, Policies & Practice," Anderson (2003; 2nd ed., LexisNexis 2006; 3rd ed., LexisNexis 2010, 4th ed. 2015) Co-author
"Bankruptcy Anthology," Anderson 2002 Author
"The Law of Bankruptcy," Foundation 1997; 2d ed 2009; 3d ed. 2013; 4th ed. 2016; 5th ed. 2020 Author
"'The Enron Bankruptcy' in Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Legal Implications," 303-356 Foundation 2004
"'The Death of Consumer Bankruptcy in the United States?' in International Perspectives on Consumers' Access to Justice," 264-299 Cambridge University Press 2003
"Credit Bidding, Security, and the Obsolescence of Chapter 11," University of Illinois Law Review 103-150 2013 Author
"Bankruptcy Reorganization and the Troubling Legacy of Chrysler and GM," University of Illinois Law Review 1375-1410 2010 Author
"Living With the Means Test," 31 Southern Illinois Law Journal 463-515 2007 Author
"The Brave New World of Bankruptcy Preferences," 13 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 225-256 2005 Author
"A Century of Regress or Progress: A Political History of Bankruptcy Legislation in 1898 and 1998," 15 Bankruptcy Developments Journal 343-381 1999 Author
American Bankruptcy Institute Preference Survey Report 1997 Reporter


Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law, (2012)
Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law (2002),
Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Distinguish Visiting Professor (1998),
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Editor's Prize, Outstanding Article, volume 65 of American Bankruptcy Law Journal
Outstanding University Professor (1988-89),
University of Illinois College of Law, Best Professor (1986)
Listed in Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in American Law,
State Bar of Texas bar examination, highest score (1980)