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Jason Kilborn

Jason  Kilborn

Professor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.386.2860
Email: jkilborn@jmls.edu
Office: CBA 1131
Office Hours: Stop by anytime or email for an appointment

BA, summa cum laude, University of Northern Iowa
JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School

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After law school, Jason Kilborn clerked for Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then was a bankruptcy associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York and at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, DC.

In over a decade of academic research, Professor Kilborn has focused on a comparison of bankruptcy and insolvency in the U.S. with similar systems in Europe and elsewhere in the world. He has written numerous articles and a book on comparative bankruptcy for individuals (including an analysis of Islamic law, shari'a), he co-authored a book on international cooperation in cross-border business bankruptcy, and he is a national reporter and co-editor of a series of detailed comparative analyses of business reorganization practices around the world (the latter two items published by Oxford University Press).

Professor Kilborn chaired a drafting group for a World Bank project on the treatment of insolvency of natural persons, and he has advised several national governments on their development of personal insolvency laws. He served a four-year term as the Van der Grinten Chair in International and Comparative Insolvency Law at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, as well as a one-semester term as the Robert M. Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Professor Kilborn joined the John Marshall faculty in 2007 and teaches Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Corporations, Civil Procedure II, and Payment Systems. Visit Professor Kilborn's homepage

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Scholarship

Treatment of Contracts in Insolvency (Intenational and Comparative Insolvency Law Series, Vol. 2) (Dennis Faber, Niels Vermunt, Jason Kilborn, & Kathleen van der Linde eds.), Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2013)

"National Report for the United States" in Treatment of Contracts in Insolvency (Dennis Faber, Niels Vermunt, Jason Kilborn, & Kathleen van der Linde eds.), Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2013)

Involuntary Bankruptcy As Debt Collection: Multi-Jurisdictional Lessons In Choosing the Right Tool for the Job (with Adrian Walters), 87 Am. Bankr. L.J. 123 (2013)

Comparative Law in Schuldsanering (Ex-)Ondernemers, Deventer: Kluwer (forthcoming 2013)

Still Chasing Chimeras But Finally Slaying Some Dragons in the Quest for Consumer Bankruptcy Reform, 25 Loyola Consumer L. Rev. 1 (2012)

Treatment of Contracts in Chapter 11 Proceedings in Overeenkomsten En Insolventie 385-99 (N.E.D. Faber, J.J. van Hees & N.S.G.J. Vermunt eds.) Kluwer (2012)

Commencement of Insolvency Proceedings (International and Comparative Insolvency Law Series, Vol. 1) (Dennis Faber, Niels Vermunt, Jason Kilborn, & Tomas Richter eds.), Oxford University Press (2012)

National Report for the United States in Commencement of Insolvency Proceedings 753-85 (Dennis Faber, Niels Vermunt, Jason Kilborn, & Tomas Richter eds.), Oxford University Press (2012)

United States of America in Consumer Debt Report II 301-17 (C. van Apeldoorn ed.), INSOL International (2nd ed. 2011)

Best of ABI 2011: The Year in Consumer Bankruptcy (Alane A. Becket & Jason Kilborn, eds.), American Bankruptcy Institute (2011)

Foundations of Forgiveness in Islamic Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Methodology, Diversity, 85 Am. Bankr. L.J. 323 (2011)

Bankruptcy in Western Research In the Humanities and Social Sciences: Jurisprudence (Cao Huimin trans., Hong Lu & Bin Liang eds.), China Renmin University Press (2011)

Bankruptcy Law in Governing America: Major Policies and Decisions of Federal, State, and Local Government 41-49 (Paul J. Quirk & William Cunion eds.), Facts on File (2011)

Expert Recommondations and the Evolution of European Best Practices for the Treatment of Overindebtedness, 1984-2010 (Law of Business and Finance Series, Vol. 11) (Sebastian Kortmann & Dennis Faber eds.), Kluwer (2011)

Twenty-Five Years of Consumer Bankruptcy in Continental Europe: Internalizing Negative Externalities and Humanizing Justice in Denmark, 18 Int'l Insolvency Rev.155 (2009)

Two Decades, Three Key Questions, and Evolving Answers in European Consumer Insolvency Law: Responsibility, Discretion, and Sacrifice, in Consumer Credit, Debt and Bankruptcy: Comparative and International Perspectives (Johanna Niemi, Iain Ramsay & William Whitford eds.), Hart Publishing (2009)

International Cooperation In Bankruptcy and Insolvency Matters: On the Origins, Development and Future of Communication and Cooperation In Cross-Border Insolvency Cases (with Bob Wessels & Bruce Markell), Oxford University Press (2009)

Comparative Cause and Effect: Consumer Insolvency and the Eroding Social Safety Net, 14 Columbia J. European L.563 (2008)

Comparative Consumer Bankruptcy, Carolina Academic Press (2007)

Out with the New, In with the Old: As Sweden Aggressively Streamlines Its Consumer Bankruptcy System, Have U.S. Reformers Fallen Off the Learning Curve?, 80 Am. Bankr. L.J. 435 (2007)

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Presentations

Presenter: Valparaiso Univ. Law School Regional Faculty Workshop, "The Debtor Class" (Asst. Prof. Kara Bruce paper), Chicago, Illinois (Feb. 22, 2013)

Presenter: "Introduction to Islamic Finance," Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 29, 2012)

Presenter: Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Luncheon, "For Better or For Worse: U.S. Influence on Developing Global Consumer Bankruptcy Policy," Atlanta, Georgia (Oct. 16, 2012)

Presenter: "Foundations of Forgiveness in Islamic Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Methodology, Diversity," Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (Sept. 11, 2012)

Presenter: John Marshall Faculty Works-In-Progress Roundtable, "Involuntary Bankruptcy As Debt Collection: Multi-Jurisdictional Lessons In Choosing the Right Tool for the Job," Chicago, Illinois (Sept. 4, 2012)

Panelist/Presenter: INSOL International Annual Regional Conference, "Reform and Re-evaluation of Consumer Bankruptcy for the New Economy," Miami, Florida (May 21, 2012)

Presenter: INSOL International Academics Group, Miami Colloquium, "Involuntary Bankruptcy as Debt Collection: Some Thoughts on an Anglo- American Puzzle" (with Adrian Walters), Miami, Florida (May 19, 2012)

Presenter: Free Legal Advice Centres Conference, "A Comparative Consumer Insolvency Perspective: Key Lessons from Thirty Years of Pitfalls and Best Practices," Dublin, Ireland (April 19, 2012)

Presenter: Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Luncheon, "Intro to Islamic Law and Bankruptcy," Georgia State University College of Law (April 5, 2012)

Panelist: DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal Symposium, "Perfecting and Maintaining Perfection in Article 9 Security Interests Under the 2010 Amendments: New Sections 9-503 and 9-316," DePaul University School of Law (Feb. 17, 2012),

Presenter: "Intro to Islamic Law and Bankruptcy," Michigan State University College of Law (Feb. 1, 2012)

Moderator: 23rd Annual ABI Winter Leadership Conference: "Consumer Fraud," La Quinta, California (Dec. 2, 2011)

Speaker: World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week 2011: "Regulations of the Insolvency of Natural Persons," Washington, DC (Nov. 17, 2011)

ABI 7th Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference: "The Worldwide Reach of U.S. Consumer Bankruptcy Law," Detroit, MI (Nov. 11, 2011)

Presenter: John Marshall Law School Faculty Works-In-Progress Scholarship Roundtable, "Foundations of Forgiveness in Islamic Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Methodology, Diversity," Chicago, Illinois (Sept. 26, 2011)

INSOL Europe Eastern European Countries Committee Conference, "Insolvency in the Virtual World Influencing the Real World and Society," Tallinn, Estonia (May 28, 2011)

"Offshore Financial Centers: Cayman Islands," University of Alabama/DePaul University School of Law (March 12, 2011)

Presenter: World Bank, Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes Task Force Meeting, "Best Practices in the Insolvency of Natural Persons," Washington, DC (Jan. 11, 2011)

"Expert Recommendations and the Evolution of European Best Practices for the Treatment of Overindebtedness, 1984-2010," Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijjmegen, the Netherlands (Nov. 22, 2010)

Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung) Conference, "Still Chasing Chimeras But Finally Slaying Some Dragons in the Quest for Consumer Bankruptcy Reform," Berlin, Germany (Nov. 20, 2010)

"Introduction to Shari'a and Islamic Finance," Illinois Institute of Technology (Nov. 17, 2010)

John Marshall Law School Faculty Works-In-Progress Scholarship Roundtable, "Expert Recommendations and the Evolution of European Best Practices for the Treatment of Overindebtedness, 1984-2010," The John Marshall Law School (Oct. 21, 2010)

"International and Comparative Bankruptcy," Thomas Jefferson School of Law (June 27, 2010)

"Unraveling Misperceptions and Building Understanding: A Basic Introduction to Islamic Law and Islamic Finance," The John Marshall Law School (April 14, 2010)

Panelist: Insurance Law Center Conference, "Consumer Bankruptcy: A Comparative Perspective," University of Connecticut School of Law (Nov. 21, 2009)

Moderator: ABA CLE Teleconference, "The Bankruptcy Bailout" (Aug. 19, 2009)

Panelist: INSOL International 8th World Congress, "How Poor Are You? Means Testing for Insolvent Individuals," Vancouver, Canada (June 24, 2009)

Chemnitz University of Technology, Department of Sociology Conference, "Consumer Bankruptcy Reforms in Denmark and the U.S.A." Chemnitz, Germany (Mar. 27, 2009)

John Marshall Law School Faculty Works-In-Progress Scholarship Roundtable, "The Debate Between Territorial and Universal Perspectives on Value Sharing in International Insolvency Cases," The John Marshall Law School (Sept. 18, 2008)

University of Houston Center for Consumer Law Conference, "Bankruptcy Update," University of Houston Law Center (May 23, 2008)

Harvard University-University of Texas Conference, "Empirical Data on European Debtors in Consumer Insolvency," Cambridge, MA (Feb. 29, 2008)

John Marshall Law School Faculty Works-In-Progress Scholarship Roundtable, "Comparative Cause and Effect: Consumer Insolvency and the Eroding Social Safety Net," The John Marshall Law School (Jan. 31, 2008)

"Special Topics: Equipment Leasing & Other Types of Collateral," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (Jan. 16, 2008)

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