Robert M. Lawless

University of Illinois College of Law

Professor of Law

504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue

Champaign, IL 61820

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

29

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

Did Bankruptcy Reform Fail? An Empirical Study of Consumer Debtors

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 82, pp. 349-406, 2008, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 08-023, U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 133, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE08-034, U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 136, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-50
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 07 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2016
University of Illinois College of Law, University of Texas School of Law, University of California - Irvine School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, University of Idaho and Harvard Law School
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Citation 8

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2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Project, bankruptcy reform, consumer debtors, credit risk, predatory lending

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Race, Attorney Influence, and Bankruptcy Chapter Choice

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 12-02, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 11-17
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2013
Jean Braucher, Dov Cohen and Robert M. Lawless
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law (Deceased), University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 1,161 (13,734)
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bankruptcy, chapter 13, local legal culture, race

Race, Attorney Influence, and Bankruptcy Chapter Choice

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 393-429, 2012
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Jul 2012
Jean Braucher, Robert M. Lawless and Dov Cohen
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law (Deceased), University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
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Derivative Lawsuits as a Corporate Governance Mechanism: Empirical Evidence on Board Changes Surrounding Filings

CORI Working Paper No. 01-03
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Feb 2004
Stephen P. Ferris, Robert M. Lawless and Anil K. Makhija
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, University of Illinois College of Law and Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Finance
Downloads 484 (46,078)
Citation 13

Abstract:

shareholder derivative lawsuits, corporate governance effects

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Direct Costs in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 15 Aug 1998
Robert M. Lawless and Stephen P. Ferris
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 475 (47,614)
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Shrinking the Safety Net: The 2005 Changes in U.S. Bankruptcy Law

Revista de Derecho Concursal y Paraconcursal, No. 6, 2006, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE06-031
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Dec 2006
Robert M. Lawless and Elizabeth Warren
University of Illinois College of Law and Harvard Law School
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The Influence of State Legal Environments on Firm Incorporation Decisions and Values

CORI Working Paper No. 2004-13
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Oct 2004
Stephen P. Ferris, Robert M. Lawless and Gregory Noronha
University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance, University of Illinois College of Law and University of Washington, Tacoma - Milgard School of Business
Downloads 292 (83,155)
Citation 6

Abstract:

incorporation, state law, firm value

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The Paradox of Consumer Credit

U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE06-015
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Jun 2006
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
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'Warm with Sunny Skies': Disclosure Statement Forecasts

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 May 2000
Brian L. Betker, Stephen P. Ferris and Robert M. Lawless
Saint Louis University, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and University of Illinois College of Law
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Bankrupt Apologies

Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS13-20
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2013
Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 202 (126,904)

Abstract:

apology, bankruptcy, judicial decision making, law & psychology

Bankrupt Apologies

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 771-796, 2013
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
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The Relationship Between Nonbusiness Bankruptcy Filings and Various Measure of Consumer Debt

U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Oct 2006
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 157 (149,033)
Citation 1

Abstract:

bankrutpcy, consumer credit

11.

The Myth of the Disappearing Business Bankruptcy

California Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 3, 2005
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 Sep 2008
Robert M. Lawless and Elizabeth Warren
University of Illinois College of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 149 (154,576)
Citation 12

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Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Closing firms, Debt

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Small Business and the 2005 Bankruptcy Law: Should Mom & Apple Pie Be Worried?

Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Forthcoming, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. 07-18
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 May 2007
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 148 (161,313)
Citation 1

Abstract:

bankruptcy, small business, entrepreneur

13.

Bankruptcy Filing Rates After a Major Hurricane

Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 6, p. 7, 2005, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. 06-026
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 Jul 2006
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 139 (163,177)

Abstract:

bankruptcy, natural disasters

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Reflections on the Responses to 'Race, Attorney Influence, and Bankruptcy Chapter Choice'

20 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 725 (2012), Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 13-32, Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS13-30
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2013
Jean Braucher, Dov Cohen and Robert M. Lawless
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law (Deceased), University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 47 (303,182)

Abstract:

bankruptcy, chapter 13, local legal culture, race

15.

Race Disparity in Bankruptcy Chapter Choice and the Role of Debtors’ Attorneys

20 American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 611 (2012), Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 13-31
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
Jean Braucher, Dov Cohen and Robert M. Lawless
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law (Deceased), University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 45 (279,733)

Abstract:

bankruptcy, Chapter 13, local legal culture, race

16.

What Empirical Legal Scholars Do Best

University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-21
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 21 May 2015
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 32 (295,792)

Abstract:

empirical legal studies, bankruptcy

17.

The Influence of Legal Liability on Corporate Financial Signaling

23 Journal of Corporation Law 209, Winter 1998
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Robert M. Lawless, Stephen P. Ferris and Bryan Bacon
University of Illinois College of Law, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and Independent
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Missouri Constitution: A Simple Suggestion for Overriding the Line-Item Veto

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 285, 1998
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Aug 2013
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
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Serial Bankruptcy: Plan Infeasibility or Just Bad Luck?

Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 8, No. 105, 2001
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Karen Craft Denning, Stephen P. Ferris and Robert M. Lawless
Fairleigh-Dickinson University - Silberman College of Business, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 14 (452,082)
Citation 1

Abstract:

bankruptcy

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The General Role Played by Specialty Law Journals: Empirical Evidence from Bankruptcy Scholarship

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 80, p. 523, 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2013
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
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Of Commas, Gerunds, and Conjunctions: The Bankruptcy Jurisprudence of the Rehnquist Court

Syracuse Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 823, 1991
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 28 Oct 2013
Charles Jordan Tabb and Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
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Professional Fees and Other Direct Costs in Chapter 7 Business Liquidations

75 Washington University Law Quarterly 1207
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Aug 2013
Robert M. Lawless and Stephen P. Ferris
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 12 (462,578)
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An Empirical Analysis of Bankruptcy Certiorari

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 101, 1997
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 9 (483,495)

Abstract:

bankruptcy

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Are Bankruptcy's Trials Vanishing? If So, Who Cares?

79 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 995
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 14 Aug 2013
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 4 (523,271)

Abstract:

bankruptcy

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Opposite of Correct: Inverted Insider Perceptions of Race and Bankruptcy

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, 2017
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2017
Dov Cohen, Robert M. Lawless and Faith Shin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Abstract:

bankruptcy, chapter 13, race, base-rate neglect

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Amicus Brief on Arbitrability of the Discharge (Anderson v. Credit One Bank)

University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-30
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2017
Ralph Brubaker, Robert M. Lawless and Bruce Alan Markell
University of Illinois College of Law, University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
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Abstract:

bankruptcy, discharge, arbitration, arbitrability

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'No Money Down' Bankruptcy

Southern California Law Review, 2017, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-12, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-19
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2017
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, University of California - Irvine School of Law and University of Idaho
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Abstract:

Consumer Bankruptcy Project, bankruptcy, bankruptcy reform, chapter 7, chapter 13, consumer debtors, access to justice, attorneys fees, professional responsibility

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Striking Out on Their Own: The Self-Employed in Bankruptcy

BROKE: HOW DEBT BANKRUPTS THE MIDDLE CLASS, Katherine Porter, ed., Stanford University Press, 2012, Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 11-18
Posted: 10 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2012
Robert M. Lawless
University of Illinois College of Law

Abstract:

bankrupty, self-employment

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Less Forgiven? Race and the Bankruptcy System

BROKE: HOW DEBT BANKRUPTS THE MIDDLE CLASS, Katherine Porter, ed., 2012
Posted: 25 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2012
Robert M. Lawless and Dov Cohen
University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law

Abstract:

Bankruptcy, Race, Chapter 13