Professor Alexandra Sickler wins American College of Consumer Financial Services’ Annual Writing Competition
Professor Sickler’s article, Big Banks and Small Consequences in Chapter 13, has been selected as the winner in the American College of Consumer Financial Services’ Annual Writing Competition.
Each year, the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers recognizes written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law. Professor Sickler’s paper, published in the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal in 2023, discusses the challenges of bankruptcy courts in securing systemwide compliance from mortgage creditors and argues for leveraging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mandate and mission to monitor and enforce mortgage creditor compliance in consumer bankruptcy cases.
Eligible papers included publishable articles, substantial book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment. Official publications of or by government agencies were not eligible. The guidelines for the 2024 competition included discussing some aspect of U.S. consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation were not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas were considered if they bore directly on U.S. consumer financial services law.