Robert M. Lawless

University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign
Illinois

Prof. Robert M. Lawless is the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law and co‐director of the Program on Law, Behavior & Social Science at the University of Illinois College of Law. In addition to numerous scholarly papers on the bankruptcy system, he is a co‐author for the eighth edition of Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach and the co‐author of Empirical Methods in Law, a textbook on empirical methodologies as applied to the study of law. Prof. Lawless administers and contributes to the blog Credit Slips, a discussion on credit, finance and bankruptcy. He also participates in the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, a long‐term research project studying persons who file bankruptcy. Prof. Lawless is a member of the American Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference and the American College of Bankruptcy.