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Michael Francus

Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law


Michael Francus
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Michael Francus studies bankruptcy and organizational law, with a particular focus on how legal entity structures can be designed to better handle government and corporate financial distress. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Pepperdine Law Review, the Stanford Law Review Online, the University of Chicago Law Review Online, and the Michigan Law Review Online.

He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he served as an articles editor on the Stanford Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge Stephanos Bibas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also practiced as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis, where he focused on commercial and appellate litigation. Before law school, he earned his B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with Honors in Philosophy and Political Science. His primary teaching interests include bankruptcy, contracts, corporations, secured transactions, and torts.