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Facilitating careers in commercial and bankruptcy law

The Barry L. Zaretsky Fellowship was established in honor of Professor Zaretsky, a member of the BLS faculty from 1978 until his death in 1997. Professor Zaretsky was a mentor to generations of students, a distinguished scholar in the fields of commercial and bankruptcy law, and a dedicated classroom teacher. The fellowship provides a stipend to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the field of bankruptcy or commercial law.

The Zaretsky Fellow works with faculty members and graduates in developing program content and materials for use in connection with the annual Zaretsky Roundtable. The Roundtable celebrates Professor Zaretsky's life and achievements by bringing together distinguished practitioners, judges, and academics to discuss cutting-edge commercial and bankruptcy law topics. Click below to view the Barry L. Zaretsky Roundtable Steering Committee.

Barry L. Zaretsky Fellows at Roundtable discussing International Harmonization of Bankruptcy & Secured Credit: Security v. Rescue

Requirements

The fellowship is awarded to an upperclass student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the fields of bankruptcy or commercial law and an interest in pursuing a career in either of those fields.

The Zaretsky Fellowship offers a select path of study for a Law School student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in either bankruptcy or commercial law, and is interested in pursuing a career in either of those fields. The Zaretsky Fellows work closely with faculty members and graduates on scholarly and community activities, including the noted Zaretsky Roundtable series, a celebration of Professor Zaretsky’s life and achievements at a dinner that brings together distinguished practitioners, judges, and academics to discuss cutting-edge commercial and bankruptcy law topics.

Applications are generally due in early fall of the academic year prior to the fellowship year. Contact either Professor Michael Gerber or Professor James Fanto to request an application.

Fellowship Recipients

2017
Yuliya Zahorada


2016
Eliezer Dollman
Sophia Hepheastou
Kimberly Kodis
David Mazzuca
Stanislav Veyber


2015
Lauren Berglin
Philip Guffy
Liana-Marie Lien
Alfred Falzone


2014

Kevin Cooper
Lauren Lipari
Douglas Keaton
Brendan Buschman


2013

Douglas Buckley
Alana Heumann
Noam Weiss

2012
Allison Arotsky
Louis Incatasciato
Michael King
Kathleen O’Brien
Christina Rim
Yamicha Stephenson

2011
Matthew B. Fleischer
Faizan Ul-Haq Ghaznavi
Jonathan Omid Mottahedeh
Kavneet Singh Sethi
Bailey E. Somers


2010
Meghan McDermott
Alexander Kerzhner
Laurie Keaton
Michael Kwiatkowski
Shannon M. Pennock


2009
Elena González
Marcus Muir Baldwin

2008
Terry G. Sanders
Jeb L. Singer

2007
Jordana Renert

2006
Samuel I. Portnoy
Jason C. Putter
Gregory W. Fox

2005
Marianne Mortimer
Jennifer L. Marines

2004
Jonathan P. Olsson

2003
Brian S. Lennon

2002
Sarah S. Mack
Maureen P. King

2001
Kimberly A. Desmarais

2000
Heike M. Vogel
Bennett S. Silverberg

1999
Eric C. Ragot