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1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 2000
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606
Office: LC 2008D
Campus Phone: 419.530.2763
Fax Number: 419.530.4447
Secretary: Arlene Susdorf; 419.530.2958
Associate Professor Kara J. Bruce, a faculty member since 2010, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA) and Tulane Law School (JD). Professor Bruce teaches Business Bankruptcy and commercial law courses including Secured Transactions and Commercial Paper. Her research focuses on bankruptcy law and, in particular, the extent of judicial authority. In the fall of 2013, Professor Bruce will serve as the Robert M. Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute in Arlington, Virginia.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Bruce worked as an attorney in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP in Chicago, Illinois, where she represented clients in complex business reorganizations and commercial litigation matters. She also maintained an active pro bono practice, handling matters in the fields of consumer bankruptcy, immigration, and appellate law.
Professor Bruce has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations including the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the Chicago Community Trust, and the Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Lucas County.
The Debtor Class, 88 Tul. L. Rev. ___ (2013).
Rehabilitating Bankruptcy Reform, 13 Nevada Law Journal 101 (2013)
The Creditor That is Always There - The Insurance Company, 17 Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (2008).