William D. Becker ('12) Selected as Distinguished Law Student by American College of Bankruptcy


William Becker ('12)
William Becker ('12)

Source: American College of Bankruptcy

WASHINGTON, DC - The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that the American College of Bankruptcy has selected its Distinguished Law Students for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits for 2011.  The Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits will select students in 2012.

The selected students are:   

  • William D. Becker Boston University School of Law First Circuit 
  • Laurel D. Harris Hofstra University School of Law Second Circuit 
  • Emily Battersby Seton Hall University School of Law Third Circuit 
  • Jason E. Fisher University of Richmond School of Law Fourth Circuit 
  • Jonathan M. Weiss UCLA School of Law Ninth Circuit 
  • Stacia M. Stokes Emory University School of Law Eleventh Circuit

The students undergo a rigorous nomination process. Students must be recommended by either a College Fellow or their professors.  The nomination must also include the student's written materials and additional letters of recommendation.  Each nominated student must have outstanding academic credentials and an interest in bankruptcy law.  All of the nominated students are considered by the Circuit council of their circuit, which selects the winning student.  Only one student is selected from each Circuit.  The selected students win an all expense paid trip to the College's annual Induction Ceremony and Events in Washington D.C. where they have the opportunity to meet and get to know the most distinguished bankruptcy practitioners and judges in the country. 

The Induction Ceremony and Events will take place March 18th and 19th, 2011.  The 2011 Induction ceremony will take place at the U.S. Supreme Court in the Great Hall, and will be presided over by Paul M. Singer, Chair of the College. 

More about the American College of Bankruptcy

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals.  The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence.  College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.