The featured topic on the April 18 episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver was bankruptcy, and the research of Professor Bob Lawless was referred to extensively throughout. In the segment, Oliver spoke about the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings, racism in the bankruptcy system, categories of non-dischargable debt, proposed reforms to the system, and more. The following papers and reports, co-authored by Lawless, were shown on screen and discussed during the segment:
"Race, Attorney Influence, and Bankruptcy Chapter Choice"
Final Report of the ABI Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy
The full segment may be viewed below: