Founded in 1993, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law
Review (ABI Law Review) is a partnership between St.
John's School of Law and the American
Circulating to over 12,000 and publishing articles and student
notes on cutting edge issues of bankruptcy law and
practice, we are widely regarded as the nation's premier
scholarly bankruptcy journal. At the request of the American Bar
Association, we updated an expanded version of our first
issue as a hardcover book on single asset real estate
transactions. It is now considered a foremost
authority on the subject and is sold nationwide.
In addition to publishing the ABI Law Review biannually, our
members help organize and run the prestigious Duberstein Bankruptcy
Moot Court Competition, the only bankruptcy moot court
competition in the nation. We conduct the research and create the
fact patterns that form the basis of the competitors' arguments. We
also prepare the bench memo for the Competition's judges, field two
ghost teams that litigate alongside the competitors and serve as
bailiffs in the preliminary rounds.
members of the ABI Law Review, students are highly encouraged
to author notes on major bankruptcy issues affecting various legal
disciplines. They also help choose topics for each issue.
Student editors and staff have complete control over the journal
editing process.Members also contribute to the ABI Bankruptcy Case Blog
and the St.
John’s Bankruptcy Research Library, offering current research
on bankruptcy’s most cutting edge cases and issues.
Contact us to learn more about the American Bankruptcy
Institute Law Review and our initiatives.