Florida State / College of Law / Law, Business and Economics / Bruce Markell

Bruce A. Markell, the Jeffrey A. Stoops Professor, was a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada and a Member of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


“Bankruptcy and commercial law provide the essential rules necessary for any country’s daily life; these laws affect every type of exchange, from buying a Twinkie to building a hydroelectric dam. No company or entrepreneur can do anything without considering their effect on each transaction undertaken. My scholarship seeks to explore how these laws developed domestically, how to refine them optimally, and how they are spreading and evolving internationally.”

Recent publications:

Contracts: Making and Doing Deals (with David. G. Epstein & Lawrence Ponoroff ) (3d ed., West Group 2011)

Bankruptcy: 21st Century Debtor-Creditor Law (Including BAPCPA) (with David G. Epstein, Steve Nickles & Elizabeth Perris) (3d ed., West Group 2010)

Transnational Cooperation in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Matters (with Bob Wessels and Jason Kilborn) (Oxford University Press 2009)

The Sub Rosa Subchapter: Individual Debtors in Chapter 11 After BAPCPA, 2007 Ill. L. Rev. 67

Securitization, Structured Finance and Capital Markets (with Steven L. Schwarcz & Lissa Broome) (LexisNexis 2004) (to be translated into Japanese, 2012)

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