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Kilborn, Jason

Visiting Professor
Fall 2017

3162 SH
734.647.9922
E-mail jkilborn@umich.edu

​Jason Kilborn is a professor of law at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he teaches business and commercial law, including bankruptcy and civil procedure. After a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and two years in practice in large New York and Washington, D.C., law firms, Professor Kilborn has spent nearly two decades in the academy exploring comparative bankruptcy law and practice around the world and over time. He has written numerous articles and two books on comparative bankruptcy for individuals (including an analysis of classical Islamic law, Shari'a), coauthored a book on international cooperation in cross-border business bankruptcy, and is a national reporter and co-editor of an Oxford University Press series of detailed comparative volumes on national insolvency practices around the world. Professor Kilborn chaired a drafting group for a World Bank project on the treatment of insolvency of natural persons, and he has advised several national governments on their development of personal insolvency laws. He has been appointed to four, two-year terms as the Van der Grinten Chair in International and Comparative Insolvency Law at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, as well as to a one-semester term as the Robert M. Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute. Professor Kilborn also is an elected member of the International Insolvency Institute. More information about the courses Professor Kilborn teaches is available on his website.

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