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Laura B. Bartell

Wayne State University Law School
471 W Palmer St
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 577-3540
Fax: (313) 577-2620
Executive Committee Member
Practice areas: Bankruptcy, Real Property

Laura B. Bartell joined the Wayne State University faculty in 1996 after 17 years of private practice in New York. After graduating from Harvard Law School, where she was an officer on the Harvard Law Review, she clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Professor Bartell then entered practice in New York, where she became a partner in Shearman and Sterling, specializing in bank financing and bankruptcy work. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and served as a resident scholar at ABI fall 2010. Professor Bartell teaches courses in property, secured transactions, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and effective oral communication for lawyers. She has published articles on bankruptcy topics, federal court-awarded attorneys' fees and costs, and the attorney/client privilege and work-product doctrine.