Prof. Braucher Co-Authors Study on Racial Bias in Bankruptcy

Jan. 23, 2012

In a recent study, Professor Braucher, along with Professors Robert M. Lawless and Dov Cohen, University of Illinois, discovered that blacks were more likely to be steered into filing under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code than whites, who were more often steered into Chapter 7. The study, entitled Race, Attorney Influence, and Bankruptcy Chapter Choice, will be published later this year in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and is available in draft form here. The New York Times published an article on the study on January 20, 2011, here.