Professor Bob Lawless has been awarded the 2022 Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards spotlight individuals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have consistently applied their knowledge and expertise to issues for the public good.
Lawless was honored with the Distinguished Award for Campus Excellence in Public Engagement. He embodies the land-grant mission of Illinois by helping to translate knowledge into actionable improvements for the public.
As a leading national scholar of bankruptcy law, Lawless has demonstrated significant commitment and leadership around public engagement in the field of law and beyond. From writing blogs to participating in local radio, he aims to demystify the bankruptcy system to public audiences. Additionally, Lawless is regularly quoted in international and national publications such as The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail and The Washington Post, as well as in local media across the state of Illinois. He also leads the consumer bankruptcy-reform movement.
Read about all awardees at news.illinois.edu.