Prof. David Arthur Skeel, Jr.


Current Position

S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3400 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204

Tel: 215-573-9859
Fax: 215-573-2025

Class: XX (2009)Circuit: Third


University of North Carolina, B.A. (1983)
University of Virginia, J.D. (1987)

Professional Career

University of Pennsylvania Law School (1999-)
Temple University School of Law (1990-98)
Duane, Morris & Heckscher (1988-90)
Honorable Walter K. Stapleton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1987-88)


American Bankruptcy Institute, Scholar-In-Residence (Fall 2006)


"Bankruptcy Law as a Liquidity Provider," University of Chicago Law Review 2013 Co-author with Ken Ayotte
"Transaction Consistency and the New Finance in Bankruptcy," Columbia Law Review 2012 Co-author with Thomas Jackson
"Assessing the Chrysler Bankruptcy," Michigan Law Review 2010 Co-author with Mark Roe
"Governance in the Ruins," Harvard Law Review 2008 Author
Debt's Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America Princeton University Press 2001 Author


Lindback Award (university-wide teaching award) (2004)
Harvey Levin Award for Distinguished Teaching (voted by graduating class of law school) (1999, 02, 11)