Prof. Lois R. Lupica

Professor of Law

Current Position

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208


Class: XXIII (2012)Circuit: Tenth


Cornell University, BS (1981)
Boston University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (1987)

Professional Career

University of Maine School of Law: Maine Law Foundation Professor of Law (2007-); Professor of Law (2001-07); Associate Dean for Faculty Development (2005-07); Associate Professor (1995-01)
Special Counsel, Thompson & Knight, LLP (2007-)
Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law (1992-94)
Associate, Arnold & Porter, LLP (1988-92)
Associate, White & Case (1987-88)


American Bankruptcy Institute, Co-Reporter, ABI Task Force on National Bankruptcy Ethics Standards (2011-12); Resident Scholar (2007)
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2009-)
American Association of Law Schools, Section on Debtor & Creditors' Rights, Chair (2005-06); Executive Board Member
American Board of Certification, Dean of Faculty, Executive Board (2002-03)
Community Housing of Maine, Board Member (1995-06)


The Consumer Bankruptcy Fee Study Spring 2012 Author
"The Costs of BAPCPA: Report of the Pilot Study of Consumer Bankruptcy Cases," 18 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 43 2010 Author
"Credit Rating Agencies, Structured Securities and The Abyss," 28 B.U. Rev. of Bank. And Fin. Law 639 2009 Author
"The Consumer Debt Crisis and the Reinforcement of Class Structures," 40 Loy. U. Chi. L. Rev. 557 2009 Author
"A Study of Consumers' Post-Discharge Finances: Struggle, Stasis or Fresh Start?" 16 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 2008 Co-author (with Jay L. Zagorsky, Ph.D.)
"Business Bankruptcy Practice, Sophisticated Clients and Rules of Professional Conduct," Amer. Bankr. Inst. Journal Jun 2011 Author
"Corporate Restructuring: Insolvency Goes Global," National Law Journal Feb 2009 Co-author (with I. Herman)
"Legislative Messaging and Bankruptcy Law," 67 Pitt. L. Rev. 497 2006 Co-author with K. Gross and K. Heidt)
"The Impact of Revised Article 9," Symposium on Business Bankruptcy 93 Ken. L. J. 867 2005 Author
"Professional Responsibility Re-designed: Sparking a Dialogue between Students and the Bar," 29 The J. of the Legal Prof. 71 2004-05 Author
"The Effect of Bankruptcy Upon a Firm using Patents and Trademarks as Collateral," Symposium 41 Idea J. of Law & Tech. 2002 Author
"Revised Article 9, The Proposed Bankruptcy Code Amendments and Securitizing Debtors and their Creditors," Symposium Ford. J. of Corp. Fin. Law 2002 Author
"Revised Article 9, Securitization Transactions and the Bankruptcy Dynamic," Symposium on Revised Article 9 9 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 287 2001 Author
"The Technology-rich .com in Bankruptcy: The Debtor as Owner of Intellectual Property," Symposium Issue on Financing the Enterprises on the Internet 53 Me. L. Rev. 362 2001 Author
"Circumvention of the Bankruptcy Process: The Institutionalization of Securitization," 33 Conn. L. Rev 2001 Author
"Transition Losses in the Electric Power Market: A Challenge to the Premises Underlying the Arguments for Compensation," 52 Rutgers L. Rev. 649 2000 Author
"Asset Securitization: The Unsecured Creditor's Perspective," 76 Texas L. Rev. 595 1998 Author


The Maine Law Foundation Professorship, (2007)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Scholar-in-Residence (2007)
The National Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching Professionalism, sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Conference of Chief Justices, Honorable Mention (2005)
Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Scholarship, University of Maine School of Law, Recipient (2004)
Class of 1973/Glassman Faculty Research Scholar, University of Maine School of Law, (2002)