Professor Rafael Pardo Joins WashULaw Faculty

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Rafael Pardo, who will be installed this year as the Walter D. Coles Professor of Law. Joining us from Emory University, he researches and teaches in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial law, contracts, and legal history. His scholarship explores a wide array of bankruptcy topics and has been published in numerous law journals, including the Iowa Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Washington Law Review, and the William and Mary Law Review.

His research during the past five years has focused on the intersection of the 1841 Bankruptcy Act, slavery, and race in the antebellum United States. He received his BA in history from Yale College and his JD from New York University School of Law, where he served as an executive editor of the New York University Law Review and was a recipient of the Judge John J. Galgay Fellowship in Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law.

Learn more on Professor Pardo’s faculty page.