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WNEC to host talk by bankruptcy law expert

SPRINGFIELD The Western New England College Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship will host a talk by nationally acclaimed bankruptcy law expert Robert Lawless on Jan. 26 at noon in the Blake Law Center Commons. Lawless' talk, entitled "Striking Out on Their Own: Self-employed and Financial Distress," is free and open to the public.
Lawless is a member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, a long-term empirical project studying persons who file for bankruptcy. He has testified before Congress, and his work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, the New York Times, USA Today, the National Law Journal, the Financial Times, and Money magazine. Lawless is currently Professor of Law and the Galowich-Huzienga Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois College of Law.
The Western New England College Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship was established to provide graduate business and law students with an opportunity to offer practical consultation to entrepreneurs. The initiative uses the combined resources of the School of Law and the School of Business to foster new business development.
For more information about the Center or the speaker series, call 796-2030 or visit http://www1.law.wnec.edu/lawandbusiness/.