Bankruptcy's Universal Pragmatist

Festschrift in Honor of Jay Westbrook

Subjects: Law, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, International
Imprint: Maize Books
Open Access : 9781607855651, 678 pages, 6 x 9, February 2021
Paperback : 9781607855477, 678 pages, 6 x 9, March 2021
See expanded detail +


A Who’s Who of international scholars of bankruptcy law have come together to compile a Festschrift honoring the work of Jay Lawrence Westbrook, one of the most prominent professors of bankruptcy law. Jay is not just the father—perhaps grandfather—of modern cross-border insolvency theory, but a pioneer (along with his co-authors Teresa A. Sullivan and Elizabeth Warren) of empirical research in commercial law. The volume collects the papers presented at “JayFest,” the 2018 celebration of Jay’s work in Austin co-sponsored by the University of Texas Law School, the Texas Law Review, and the world’s premier bankruptcy organization, the International Insolvency Institute.

Contributors include: Elizabeth Warren, Teresa A. Sullivan, Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Susan Block-Lieb, Ian F. Fletcher, Henry T. C. Hu, Edward J. Janger, Emily Kadens, Jason J. Kilborn, Robert M. Lawless, Angela Littwin, Adam J. Levitin, Jonathan C. Lipson, Stephen J. Lubben, Rosalind Mason, Luis Manuel C. Méjan, Irit Mevorach, Charles W. Mooney, Jr., Christoph G. Paulus, John A. E. Pottow, Iain Ramsay, David A. Skeel, Jr., and Leonard H. Hoffmann