Rafael I. Pardo

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Walter D. Coles Professor of Law

Anheuser-Busch Hall 585

1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120

St. Louis, MO 63130

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

26

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5,744

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5

CROSSREF CITATIONS

10

Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

The Real Student-Loan Scandal: Undue Hardship Discharge Litigation

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 83, No. 1, 2009, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2018
Rafael I. Pardo and Michelle R. Lacey
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Tulane University
Downloads 1,319 (28,425)

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bankruptcy discharge, student loans, educational debt, discharge litigation, higher education

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Undue Hardship in the Bankruptcy Courts: An Empirical Assessment of the Discharge of Educational Debt

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 2, Winter 2005, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 05-06
Number of pages: 125 Posted: 20 Apr 2005
Rafael I. Pardo and Michelle R. Lacey
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and Tulane University
Downloads 723 (65,942)
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Bankruptcy, discharge, education, higher education, educational debt, student loans

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Bankrupted Slaves

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 71, No. 4, 2018, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 21 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 27 May 2018
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 340 (163,037)
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bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Act of 1841, slavery, domestic slave trade, legal history, race and the law

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The Undue Hardship Thicket: On Access to Justice, Procedural Noncompliance, and Pollutive Litigation in Bankruptcy

Florida Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 6, 2014, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-359
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 20 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2015
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 333 (166,761)

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bankruptcy discharge, student loans, educational debt, discharge litigation, higher education

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An Empirical Investigation into Appellate Structure and the Perceived Quality of Appellate Review

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 6, 2008, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 367, Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 07-03, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 187, 2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 03 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Jonathan Remy Nash and Rafael I. Pardo
Emory University School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 271 (206,789)

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Courts, Judges, Appeals, Appellate Structure, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Appellate Panels

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Eliminating the Judicial Function in Consumer Bankruptcy

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 81, No. 4, 2007
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Jan 2008
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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administration, bankruptcy, courts, judges, judicial function, judicial discretion, means test

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The Structural Exceptionalism of Bankruptcy Administration

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 60, No. 2, 2012, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2012-08, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-209
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 29 May 2012 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2013
Rafael I. Pardo and Kathryn A. Watts
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law and University of Washington - School of Law
Downloads 202 (274,239)

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administrative law, agencies, bankruptcy, courts, delegation, institutional design, judges

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Taking Bankruptcy Rights Seriously

Washington Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 3, 2016, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-404
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 24 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2016
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 179 (305,679)

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access to justice, bankruptcy, discharge litigation, educational debt, empirical studies, practice and procedure, student loans

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Federally Funded Slaving

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 4, 2019
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 05 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 02 May 2019
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
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Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Act of 1841, Slavery, Domestic Slave Trade, Legal History, Race and the Law

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An Empirical Examination of Access to Chapter 7 Relief by Pro Se Debtors

Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 171 (318,212)

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BAPCPA, bankruptcy administration, bankruptcy reform, case dismissal, consumer debtors, means test, pro se debtors

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On Proof of Preferential Effect

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2004 , Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 04-07
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2012
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 167 (324,751)

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bankruptcy, preferences, trustee, burden of proof

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Setting the Record Straight: A Sur-Reply to Professors Lawless et al

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 163 (331,581)

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2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Project, bankruptcy reform, consumer debtors, means test

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On Bankruptcy’s Promethean Gap: Building Enslaving Capacity into the Antebellum Administrative State

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2021, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-8
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 18 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2021
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 158 (340,433)

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administrative law, bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Act of 1841, business history, legal history, race and the law, slavery

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Failing to Answer Whether Bankruptcy Reform Failed: A Critique of the First Report from the 2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Project

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 83, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 151 (353,580)

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2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Project, bankruptcy reform, consumer debtors, means test

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Does Ideology Matter in Bankruptcy? Voting Behavior on the Courts of Appeals

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 919-985, 2012, 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, Emory Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-100, Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-146, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-08
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2012
Jonathan Remy Nash and Rafael I. Pardo
Emory University School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 135 (386,278)
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courts, judges, empirical, bankruptcy, appeals, appellate structure

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Beyond the Limits of Equity Jurisprudence: No-Fault Equitable Subordination

New York University Law Review, Vol. 75, No. 5, 2000
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 133 (390,854)

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bankruptcy, equitable subordination

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Rethinking the Principal-Agent Theory of Judging

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 1, 2013, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-267
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2013
Jonathan Remy Nash and Rafael I. Pardo
Emory University School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 130 (397,844)

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courts, judges, empirical, bankruptcy, appeals, appellate structure

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Illness and Inability to Repay: The Role of Debtor Health in the Discharge of Educational Debt

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 124 (412,505)

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bankruptcy, discharge, student loans, educational debt, health, illness

19.

The Utility of Opacity in Judicial Selection

NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Vol. 64, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2011
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 121 (419,965)

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judicial appointments, judicial independence, judicial selection, judicial accountability, judicial quality, bankruptcy judges

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Reconceptualizing Present-Value Analysis in Consumer Bankruptcy

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 113-186, 2011, University of Washington School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-06
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 02 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2011
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 107 (460,142)

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bankruptcy, Chapter 13, cramdown, discounting, present value, Till v. SCS Credit Corp

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Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction and Agency Action: Resolving the NextWave of Conflict

New York University Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 3, 2001
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 05 May 2021
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 100 (482,531)

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bankruptcy, jurisdiction, automatic stay, property of the estate, government creditor, FCC

22.

Financial Freedom Suits: Bankruptcy, Race, and Citizenship in Antebellum America

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2020, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-10
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2020
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 96 (495,652)

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African Americans, antebellum business history, antebellum legal history, bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Act of 1841, free people of color, race and the law

23.

Racialized Bankruptcy Federalism

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2021, No. 5, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2022
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 79 (559,005)

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bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Act of 1841, business history, federalism, legal history, race and the law, slavery

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Rethinking Antebellum Bankruptcy

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 95, No. 4, forthcoming 2024
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 28 Dec 2023 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2024
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 77 (567,160)

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bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Act of 1841, Bankruptcy Clause, business history, constitutional law, courts, judges, legal history, race and the law, secured transactions, slavery

25.

Documenting Bankrupted Slaves

Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, Vol. 71, 2018, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 27 May 2018
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law
Downloads 69 (602,849)

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Self-Representation and the Dismissal of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases

BEYOND ELITE LAW: ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, eds. Samuel Estreicher and Joy Radice (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 87–106
Posted: 11 Mar 2021
Rafael I. Pardo
Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

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access to justice, bankruptcy, bankruptcy procedure, case dismissal, consumer debtors, self-representation