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Daniel Keating

Tyrrell Williams Professor of Law

Dan Keating teaches and writes in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, and UCC Article 2. The author of two casebooks on commercial law, as well as a treatise on the employment law implications of bankruptcy, he has written on such issues as bankruptcy reform and the implication of bankruptcy on collective bargaining agreements, pension insurance, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). His scholarship also has covered the subject of sales law and practice. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Professor Keating has served three times as interim dean, as well as several years as vice dean or associate dean. He is the recipient of a Washington University Founder’s Day Distinguished Faculty Award and the law school’s Outstanding Professor Award. Before joining the faculty, he was a John Olin Fellow in Law and Economics while a student at the University of Chicago Law School. Before his teaching career, he practiced law for two years as a bankruptcy attorney with The First National Bank of Chicago. Professor Keating was the recipient of the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award, given by the Gephardt Institute at Washington University, for teaching a free ACT prep course for several years to high school students at urban high schools in the Chicago and St. Louis areas. Currently, Professor Keating co-teaches a three-credit Introduction to Law course in the fall semester to inmates at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center as part of Washington University’s Prison Education Project.

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