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Professor Keith Sharfman Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

October 30, 2006 – 
Keith Sharfman, Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has been awarded an American Bankruptcy Law Journal Fellowship by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. “Keith Sharfman’s publications reveal a fresh perspective on the application of economics to legal problems,” said Stuart L. Deutsch, Dean and Professor of Law. “His scholarship is representative of the important contributions by our talented junior faculty to both traditional and emerging areas of law.”

ABLJ Fellows are chosen on the basis of their teaching and research in the bankruptcy field by a selection committee chaired by the editor-in-chief of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal. This year’s committee, which was chaired by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marilyn Shea-Stonum, chose only two Fellows from a highly competitive national pool of candidates. The fellowship supports participation by selected bankruptcy academics at NCBJ educational programs and is intended to foster interaction between bankruptcy academics and members of the bankruptcy bar and bench.

Professor Sharfman earned a B.A. in economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. After law school, he clerked for Judge Frank Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then was an associate at Latham & Watkins in New York. Before joining the Rutgers-Newark faculty, he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and John M. Olin Fellow at Cornell Law School. His research has been published in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, the Florida State University Law Review, and the Minnesota Law Review.

Professor Sharfman teaches Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, and Law and Economics.