Andrea Coles-Bjerre

Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Business Law Program

Andrea Coles-Bjerre
Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Business Law Program

Phone: (541) 346-3810
Email: acoles@uoregon.edu

About

Academic Interests

Individual and Business Bankruptcy; Civil Procedure; Law and Language

Biography

Andrea Coles-Bjerre writes and teaches in the fields of Bankruptcy (particularly Chapter 11 corporate reorganizations) and Civil Procedure, often using insights from cognitive linguistics to critique legal rules and the process of judicial decisionmaking.  She is also the Faculty Director of the University of Oregon School of Law’s program in Business Law.  Before joining the U of O faculty, Coles-Bjerre was in private practice for six years, working as lead associate in numerous complex Chapter 11 matters at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York City.  She also clerked for the Hon. Jerome Feller, Bankr. E.D.N.Y. (retired), and interned for the late Hon. Tina Brozman, Bankr. S.D.N.Y.  Coles-Bjerre is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and of Barnard College, magna cum laude in English Literature. Professor Coles-Bjerre is a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Law and Interpretation.

Scholarly Work

Ipso Facto - The Pattern of Assumable Contracts in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Theory and The Acceptance of Ambiguity

Trusting the Process and Mistructing the Results - A Structural Perspective on Article 9's Low-Price Foreclosure Rule

 



Andrea Coles-Bjerre
Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Business Law Program

Phone:
(541) 346-3810
Email:
acoles@uoregon.edu