Baier Hall 311 C
Areas of Expertise
Bankruptcy, contracts, commercial law, consumer law.
Professor Pamela Foohey’s research centers on bankruptcy, commercial law and consumer law. Her work primarily involves empirical studies of bankruptcy and related parts of the legal system, combining quantitative and qualitative, interview-based research. Her work in business bankruptcy focuses on nonprofit entities, with a particular emphasis on how churches and religious organizations use bankruptcy. The results of this research have been featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, CBS News Moneywatch and Reveal. Foohey is also a co-investigator on the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, a long-term research project studying persons who file bankruptcy.View full bio