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Prof. Ralph Brubaker

Professor of Law

Current Position

University of Illinois College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820-6909
USA

Tel: 217-265-6740
Fax: 217-244-1478
Email: rbrubake@illinois.edu

Class: XXII (2011)Circuit: Seventh

Education

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

Professional Career

Carl L. Vacketta Professor of Law (2014-), 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)

Affiliations

American Law Institute, Member (2014-)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Board of Directors (2001-10), Executive Committee (2004-09)
American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Peer Reviewer (2009-)
American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Editorial Advisory Board (1997-09)
Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Scholarly Advisor (1995-04)
St. John's University School of Law Bankruptcy LL.M. Program, Advisory Board (1999-)

Publications

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 (3d ed), LexisNexis 2010 Co-author with Charles Tabb
"Bankruptcy Reorganizations and the Troubling Legacy of Chrysler and GM," 2010 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1375 2010 Co-author with Charles Tabb
"Explaining Katz's New Bankruptcy Exception to State Sovereign Immunity: The Bankruptcy Power as a Federal Forum Power," 15 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 95 2007 Author
"Taking Exception to the New Corporate Discharge Exceptions," 13 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 757 2005 Author
"From Fictionalism to Functionalism in State Sovereign Immunity: The Bankruptcy Discharge as Statutory Ex parte Young Relief After Hood," 13 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 59 2005 Author
"Of State Sovereign Immunity and Prospective Remedies: The Bankruptcy Discharge as Statutory Ex parte Young Relief," 76 Am. Bankr. L. J. 461 2002 Author
"On the Nature of Federal Bankruptcy Jurisdiction: A General Statutory and Constitutional Theory," 41 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 743 2000 Author
"One Hundred Years of Federal Bankruptcy Law and Still Clinging to an In Rem Model of Bankruptcy Jurisdiction," 5 Emory Bankr. Dev. J. 261 1999 Author
"Nondebtor Releases and Injunctions in Chapter 11: Revisiting Jurisdictional Precepts and the Forgotten Callaway v. Benton Case," 72 Am. Bankr. L.J. 1 1998 Author
"Bankruptcy Injunctions and Complex Litigation: A Critical Reappraisal of Non-Debtor Releases in Chapter 11 Reorganizations," 1997 U. Ill. L. Rev. 959 1997 Author

Awards

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)