News Release: Law

Nov. 20,  2008

Laura Spitz to Testify Before Georgia Senate Study Committee on Bankruptcy Law

Emory Law visiting professor Laura Spitz will testify before the Georgia Senate Study Committee on Bankruptcy Homestead Exemptions on the topic of consumer bankruptcy law. The committee, chaired by Georgia Sen. Ed Tarver, will hear submissions from a variety of constituencies — including debtors, attorneys and bankers — on the possibility of raising the homestead exemptions for consumer bankruptcy debtors in Georgia.

The hearing will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 in room 125 of the Georgia State Capitol, and is open to the public.

Spitz, a visiting professor at Emory Law for the 2008-09 academic year, serves as associate professor at the University of Colorado Law School. At Emory, Spitz is teaching bankruptcy and commercial transactions. Her research focuses on the effects of economic integration and trade liberalization on transnational and domestic regulation in North America.

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