Friday, January 5, 2007

Welcome Nancy Rapoport!

Nancyrapoport We are delighted to announce that Nancy Rapoport will be joining us on a regular basis.

I can put this formally and succinctly:  Nancy is the former dean of the University of Houston Law Center.  In July 2007, she will become the Gordon & Silver, Ltd. Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas.  But the following segment of her official biography over at the Houston Law Center web page demonstrates just how perfectly she fits here with us:

Her specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture. She has taught Contracts, Sales (Article 2), Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Reorganization, Legal Writing, Contract Drafting, and Professional Responsibility. Among her published works is ENRON: CORPORATE FIASCOS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS (Foundation Press 2004) (co-edited with Professor Bala G. Dharan of Rice University). She has also appeared in the Academy Award®-nominated movie, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Magnolia Pictures 2005) (as herself). Although the movie garnered her a listing in www.imdb.com, she still hasn't been able to join SAG.

If you have ever read anything Nancy has written, whether over at MoneyLaw in the blog format, or in the University of Toledo Law "dean" issues, or elsewhere, you know that she combines wisdom, insight, and a completely engaging writing style.  Plus, we think she may be the leading scholar working today on the lessons to be taken - positive and negative - from Judge Judy.

[Jeff Lipshaw] 

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