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Bartell, Laura

Visiting Professor
Winter 2018

1027 Legal Research

​Professor Laura Bartell joined the Wayne State University Law School faculty in 1996 after 17 years of private practice in New York. After graduating from Harvard Law School, where she was an officer on the Harvard Law Review, she clerked for the Hon. Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. She then entered practice in New York, where she became a partner at Shearman & Sterling, specializing in bank financing and bankruptcy work. She is dean of faculty of the American Board of Certification, a national organization that certifies bankruptcy and consumer rights specialists. Professor Bartell is on the executive committee of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, a member of the American Law Institute and the American Bankruptcy Institute, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She has published numerous articles on bankruptcy topics, and has been interviewed and quoted extensively by local, national, and international media as an expert on the Detroit bankruptcy.


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