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February 28, 2011

Student Sarah Filcher earns American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Honor

Third-year student Sarah Filcher recently received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for her outstanding performance in bankruptcy coursework. Filcher, who is expected to graduate in May, earned the award for her high marks in both consumer bankruptcy and business bankruptcy, as well as her courses in commercial law, secured land transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. This semester, Filcher is writing a comprehensive research paper in the field of bankruptcy.


Dean Margie Paris, Filcher, and Professor Coles-Bjerre

In addition to her coursework, Filcher also has served as a research assistant for Assistant Professor Andrea Coles-Bjerre, examining topics in bankruptcy and civil procedure throughout her second and third years at Oregon Law. During this academic year’s winter break, Filcher was a temporary research assistant at the International Insolvency Institute in Fairfax, Va., where she researched and analyzed the Greek Solvency Code, UNCITRAL and U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

While at Oregon Law, Filcher has been active in the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund, the Women’s Law Forum, and the Peer Advising Program. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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American Bankruptcy Institute (Following this link takes you outside the University of Oregon website)

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