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Prof. Ralph Brubaker

Professor of Law

Current Position

James H.M. Sprayregen Professor of Law
University of Illinois College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820-6909

Tel: 217-265-6740
Fax: 217-244-1478

Class: XXII (2011)Circuit: Seventh


University of Illinois, B.S. Highest Honors (1985), M.B.A. (1989), J.D. summa sum laude (1989)

Professional Career

James H.M. Sprayregen Professor (2021-): Carl L. Vacketta Professor (2014-2021), Professor of Law (2004-), Guy Raymond Jones Faculty Scholar (2008-10), Interim Dean (2008-09), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (2006-08), Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Faculty Scholar (2004-06), Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (1994-95), University of Illinois College of Law
Professor of Law (2003-04), Associate Professor of Law (1998-03), Assistant Professor of Law (1995-98), Emory University School of Law
Associate, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Cleveland (1990-94)
Law Clerk, Hon. James K. Logan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Judicial Circuit (1989-90)


National Bankruptcy Conference, Conferee (2021-)
American Law Institute, Member (2014-)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Board of Directors (2001-10), Executive Committee (2004-09)
American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Editorial Advisory Board (2012-2015), Peer Reviewer (2009-)
American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Editorial Advisory Board (1997-09)
Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Scholarly Advisor (1995-04)


Bankruptcy Law Letter, Thomson West 2006- Editor in Chief and Contributing Author
Bankruptcy Law Letter, West Group 2000-05 Sole Contributing Author
Bankruptcy Law: Principles, Policies, and Practice (5th ed.), Carolina Academic Press 2021 Co-author with Charles Tabb


American Bankruptcy Law Journal Editor's Prize for best article in Volume 76 Of State Sovereign Immunity and Prospective Remedies: The Bankruptcy Discharge as Statutory Ex parte Young Relief (2003)