Nate Yeary '20 has been awarded third place in the American Bankruptcy Institute's annual law student writing competition. The competition invites papers to address current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings.
Yeary's paper is entitled "Not Your Grandfather's Brunner: Courts Should Modify Their Application of Undue Hardship to Aging Debtors." The article is about problems elderly debtors have with student loans and proposed changes to the Brunner rule for elderly debtors about when student loans can be discharged. Elderly debtors are increasingly on the hook for student loans or student loan guarantees incurred for relatives.
Yeary will receive a $750 prize, and his article will be published in an ABI committee newsletter.