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  • Study: Stereotypes about race and responsibility persist in bankruptcy system

    Photo of Robert M. Lawless, the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at Illinois and a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.

    Bankruptcy attorneys have little knowledge of the racial disparities that exist within the bankruptcy system, relying instead on common stereotypes about race, responsibility and debt, according to research co-written by Robert M. Lawless, the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at Illinois and a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Robert M. Lawless, call 217-244-6714; email rlawless@illinois.edu

    The paper “Opposite of correct: Inverted insider perceptions of race and bankruptcy” is available online.