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Laura Napoli Coordes

Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Associate Professor of Law

Laura Napoli Coordes's research interests include corporate reorganizations, venue transfer and forum shopping issues, and municipal bankruptcies under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Her teaching interests include bankruptcy law, secured transactions, and contracts.

Professor Coordes received her J.D. with honors from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Bradley Fellow and served on The University of Chicago Law Review.  She completed a legal fellowship at the Student Press Law Center after receiving her degree. Before coming to the College of Law, Professor Coordes practiced in the Business, Finance and Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.

Education

B.A., New York University, New York 2006

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2010

Research Interests

Access to bankruptcy, municipal bankruptcy, large corporate reorganizations

Publications

Formalizing Chapter 9's Experts, 116 Mich. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018).

Gatekeepers Gone Wrong: Reforming the Chapter 9 Eligibility Rules, 94 Wash. U.L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).

New Rules for a New World: How Technology and Globalization Shape Bankruptcy Venue Decisions, 17 Asper Rev. Int'l Bus. & Trade L. (forthcoming 2017).

Predictors of Municipal Bankruptcies and State Intervention Programs: An Exploratory Study, 105 Kentucky L.J. 493 (2017; with Thom Reilly).

Restructuring Municipal Bankruptcy, 2016 Utah L. Rev. 307 (2016).

The Geography of Bankruptcy, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 381 (2015).

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 622Secured Transactions
LAW 655Chapter 11
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 655Chapter 11
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 622Secured Transactions
LAW 655Chapter 11
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 622Secured Transactions
LAW 655Chapter 11
Editorships

ABI Volo (volunteer editor)

Professional Associations
New York State Bar United States District Court for the Southern District of New York American Bankruptcy Institute International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
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