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Associate Professor Chrystin Ondersma
J.D., Harvard
B.A., Calvin College
Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Contracts

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Chrystin Ondersma

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Ondersma joined the faculty in Spring 2010. Her scholarship focuses on Bankruptcy and Commercial Law. She received her J.D. magna cum laude in 2007 from Harvard Law School where she was the recipient of a Goldsmith Academic Fellowship and an executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. From 2007 to 2008 she clerked for the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, she was an associate in the Business Finance and Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York.


“A Human Rights Approach to Consumer Credit,” Tulane Law Review (forthcoming)

“A Human Rights Framework for Debt Relief,” 36 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 269 (2015)

“Shadow Banking and Financial Distress: The Treatment of ‘Money-Claims’ in Bankruptcy,” 2013 Columbia Business Law Review 79

“Undocumented Debtors,”45 Mich. J.L. Reform 517-560 (2012)

“Are Debtors Rational Actors? An Experiment,” 13 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 279 (2009)

“Employment Patterns in Relation to Bankruptcy,” 83 Am. Bankr. L.J. 237 (2009)