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Bankruptcy Law Research: Home

This guide provides links and descriptions to many of the resources related to bankruptcy law that are available, including print resources, subscription databases and free internet sources.


This guide is designed as an introduction to bankruptcy law resources available at the Louis L. Biro Law Library.  

If the Library has the title in print, the call number and location is provided.  If a resource is available electronically, a link to the database is provided  Access to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law require a username and password and are limited to current JMLS students and faculty.

News from the Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat

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News and Current Awareness

BNA Bankruptcy Law Reporter, available in BNA Library and Bloomberg Law - weekly current awareness newsletter; provides regular, in-depth coverage of developments in commercial and consumer bankruptcy law and news about significant cases, including petition filings, plan confirmations, asset sales, and emergences from bankruptcy protection

Mealey's Daily News Update - Bankruptcy (available via Lexis) - coverage of developments in litigation arising under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, both in the consumer and the corporate areas

Bankruptcy News (available via Westlaw) - database of news and information about bankruptcy from newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, transcripts, and wires as provided by NewsRoom

Bankruptcy Guides for Students

Request a Research Appointment

Need more help? Reference librarians are available to meet with students in one-on-one sessions (or in small groups) to discuss research strategies, recommend relevant resources or review specific topics of legal research. 

Contact with the subject you're researching and when you would like to meet. A librarian will get back to you to set up an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment on the library homepage by clicking "Schedule an Online Research Appointment." We ask that you request your appointment at least 2 days in advance, but remember that you can always stop by the reference desk for immediate help with a quick research question.