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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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Scholarship | Full-Text Publications | SSRN Publications | Presentations

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

Full Curriculum Vitae

Scholarship

Reflections of the World Bank's Report on the Treatment of the Insolvency of Natural Persons in the Newest Consumer Bankruptcy Laws: Colombia, Italy, Ireland, 26 Pace Int'l L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2014)

Exempting Inherited IRAs From Creditors' Claims: The Not-Quite-Plain Meaning of 'Retirement Funds' in the Bankruptcy Code, 41 ABA Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 234 (2014)

Limitations on the Authority of Bankruptcy Courts: Waiver by Implied Party Consent and Recommendations in Lieu of Final Orders, 41 ABA Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases (2014)

"Treatment of Contracts" in Insolvency (International and Comparative Insolvency Law Series, Vol. 2) (ed.) (Oxford University Press 2013) (with Dennis Faber, Niels Vermunt, & Kathleen van der Linde eds.)

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

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

"Comparative Law" in De-(Ex-)Ondernemer in de WSNP (Wolters Kluwer 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 (Kluwer 2012) (with Dennis Faber, Niels Vermunt, and J.J. van Hees eds.)

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

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

Perfecting and Maintaining the Perfection in Article 9 Security Interests under the 2010 Amendments: New Sections 9-503 and 9-316, 10 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 461 (2012) (with Steven Harris & Margit Livingston)

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

Best of ABI 2011: The Year in Consumer Bankruptcy (ed.) (American Bankruptcy Institute 2011) (with Alane A. Becket, ed.)

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 Recommendations and the Evolution of European Best Practices for the Treatment of Overindebtedness, 1984-2010 (Law of Business and Finance Series, Vol. 11) (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 (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 (Oxford University Press 2009) (with Bob Wessels & Bruce Markell)

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Presentations

Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "Influence of the World Bank Report on the Newest Consumer Bankruptcy Law: Ireland, Italy, Colombia," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (April 2014)

Keynote: Adjusting Debts and Protecting Housing—The European Challenge (EKPIZO) "Policies Addressing Overindebtedness During the Conditions of Economic Crisis," Athens, Greece (March 2014)

Presenter: Board Meeting, Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) Advisory Board, "Developments of Consumer Overindebtedness as a Human Right Problem and the Ways the OSJI Might Respond via Research, Reporting, and Advocacy," (October 2013)

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

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

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

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

Speaker: 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. 2012)

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

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

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

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

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

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