Dealing with Student Loans in Bankruptcy: Direct Assualt on Brunner, or Ways Around It?

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 49 minutes
Recorded Date: October 26, 2017
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  • The ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Student Loan Debt - A Major Issue
  • Non-Bankruptcy Responses 
  • Best General Resources for Student Loans and Bankruptcy
  • Discharge of Student Loans in Bankruptcy
  • Rationales for the Restricted Bankruptcy Discharge
  • Currently Pending Legislation
  • Consideration of Student Loan indebtedness by the Commission
Runtime: 49 minutes
Recorded: October 26, 2017


The Frank W. Koger Lecture was established by Frank W. Koger, UMKC JD '53, and Mrs. Jeanine Koger to enhance the understanding of commercial and bankruptcy law among students at the UMKC School of Law. Judge Koger was appointed as a bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri in 1986. In 1996, he was appointed to the newly formed Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit, and served as its first Chief Judge until his death in 2003.

This program was recorded on October 27th, 2017.

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American Bankruptcy Institute


Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff (ret.)

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

Eugene R. Wedoff is the current president of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He served as a bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Illinois (in Chicago) from 1987 to 2015 and as chief judge from 2002 to 2007. He presided over the chapter 11 reorganization of United Air Lines. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules from 2004-2014 and served as its chair after 2010.

Judge Wedoff was the president of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 2013 and 2014. He also served as a member of the NCBJ’s Board of Governors, as its secretary, and as chair of its education committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference. Judge Wedoff is the author of the chapter on professional employment in Queenan, Hendel and Hillinger, Chapter 11 Theory and Practice (LRP Publications, 1994), and has been an associate editor of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal.

Judge Wedoff is a frequent lecturer and has served as a member of the Federal Judicial Center’s Committee on Bankruptcy Judge Education. In 2009, he received the Lawrence P. King Award from the Commercial Law League, and in 1995, he received the Excellence in Education Award from the NCBJ.

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