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Hon. Leif M. Clark


Current Position

Leif M. Clark Consulting, PLLC
San Antonio, TX 78299

Class: V (1994)Circuit: Fifth


University of Maryland, B.A., cum laude (1968)
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Master of Divinity (1972)
University of Houston Law Center, J.D. with Honors

Professional Career

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Texas (1987-12)
Adjunct Professor, University of Texas (1997-)
Visiting Professor, American Constitutional Law, Pre-Internship Program, McGeorge School of Law International Law Program, Salzburg, Austria (1989-04)
Cox & Smith, Inc., San Antonio, TX (1980-87)
Executive Director, Housing for Exceptional People (1973-76)


State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association, Delegate, UNCITRAL Working Group on Model Insolvency Law
American Bankruptcy Institute: Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Vice-President, Research (1998-00)
National Bankruptcy Conference (2002-)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Endowment Board (2006-09)
Commercial Law League
USAID, Judicial Training Project (1995-99)
UNCITRAL, U.S. Advisory Panel to U.S Delegation, Model Cross Border Insolvency Law Project
ALI-ABA, Transnational Insolvency Project


"Church Lobbying: The Legitimacy of the Controls," 16 Hous. L. Rev. 480 1979
1989 A. Livingston & L. Clark, "Technology Transfers: What If the Other Party Files Bankruptcy?" 21 St. Mary's L.J. 173
"Texas Secured Transactions Handbook," Professional Education Systems, Inc. 1991 A. Cavazos, J. Pearson, L. Clark,
"Jury Rights, Public Rights, and Article III," Oct 1993 reprinted in Educational Materials, 1993 Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Orlando, Florida
"5th Cir. Symposium: Bankruptcy," Tex. Tech. Law Review 1995-02
"The Delaware Gap: Exploring New Flaws in The Scheme of Bankruptcy Referrals," 5 ABI L. Rev. 257 1997 L. Clark, D. Deutsch
"Dicta," ABI Journal 1992-03
Norton Handbook for Trustees Contributing editor


Listed in Who's Who in American Law, 7th ed.