Wilcox (J.D. ’16) Publishes in ABI Journal

Marie Wilcox (J.D. '16)

The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal published “The Federal Student Loan Bubble,” by Marie Wilcox (J.D. ’16) in its February issue.

The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal published “The Federal Student Loan Bubble,” by Marie Wilcox (J.D. ’16) in its February issue.

After taking visiting assistant professor of law Summer Chandler’s bankruptcy class, Wilcox became interested in student loan debt and bankruptcy. To fulfill her research writing requirement, she chose to write an article on the topic. As a soon-to-be graduate, she had a personal interest in the topic and felt it would be helpful to practitioners, as well as her peers.

“The article is a resource for bankruptcy practitioners and discusses the difficulties in having student loans discharged in bankruptcy and provides alternate solutions outside of bankruptcy, such as debt repayment, forgiveness and cancellation programs,” she said.

Chandler suggested Wilcox submit the article to the ABI Journal for publishing consideration.

“The ABI is the largest professional organization for bankruptcy and insolvency professionals in the world, and it can be difficult to get published in the ABI Journal, particularly as a student,” Chandler said. “The fact they selected Marie’s article to share across the ABI network is a huge honor and testament to the great work she put into researching and writing on her topic.”

Wilcox is honored that the ABI chose her article and grateful for Chandler’s support. She encourages other students to take a similar approach.

“Fortunately, my research writing requirement served a dual purpose,” she said. “If a student wants to get published, I recommend they begin by deciding on a topic and teaming up with a professor who does a lot of work in that field. Then, ask the professor if they know of any publishing opportunities.”

Wilcox, a December graduate is a law clerk position at the Wiggam Law Firm, which focuses is tax controversy. She hopes to continue mediating and publishing in scholarly journals.

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