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Edward Janger

David M. Barse Professor of Law
(718) 780-7995
J.D., University of Chicago Law School
B.A., Yale College
Areas of Expertise
Bankruptcy Law
Business Law
Commercial Transactions


Edward Janger is the David M. Barse Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.  He teaches and writes in the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial law, consumer credit and data privacy. His articles have appeared in the Illinois Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Texas Law Review and the Yale Law Journal.  Recent scholarship explores issues of value allocation and governance in Chapter 11 cases, cross-border bankruptcy, resolution of systemically important financial institutions, and the treatment of financial contracts in bankruptcy. He is co-director of the Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation at Brooklyn Law School.

Professor Janger is the past chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Commercial and Consumer Law, and a member of the American College of Bankruptcy, the International Insolvency Institute and the American Law Institute. He has served as consultant to the Business Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Federal Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee. He has held both the Maurice R. Greenberg and the Anne Urowsky Visiting Professorships at Yale Law School, and the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professorship at Harvard Law School, as well as serving as the Robert Zinman Scholar-in-Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute in Washington, D.C. 

Professor Janger joined the Brooklyn Law School faculty in 1998, after teaching at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and Ohio State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, he practiced as an associate with the firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., specializing in bankruptcy and litigation, and was a law clerk to Judge Irving L. Goldberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.