Jay L. Westbrook

  • Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Business Law


  • The Duberstein National Moot Court Team

    March 5, 2016 – March 7, 2016

    New Orleans & NYC

    Advisor (Annual)

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

    December 5, 2015

    Phoenix, AZ

    Secured Credit in the International Arena - Moderator and Presenter

  • Young Scholars Conference

    November 20, 2015

    Brooklyn Law School


  • UT Annual Bankruptcy Conference, the Akard Endowed Lecture, and the conference panel on Recent Developments

    November 11, 2015 – November 13, 2015

    UT School of Law

    Organizer (Annual)

  • National Bankruptcy Conference

    October 29, 2015

    Washington D.C.

    Regulations Governing SIFIs (too big to fail banks)

  • Keynote Lecture

    September 1, 2015

    Hamilton, Bermuda

    Current Problems in Cross-Border Insolvency, International Association of Insolvency Regulators

  • Commercial Law & the Public Interest, International Academy of Commercial & Consumer Law


    Istanbul, Turkey

    July 2014

  • Oxford University Roundtable on Insolvency


    Oxford, UK

    January 2013

  • Symposium on International Bank Regulation


    American Law Institute & Bingham Foundation, London, UK

    Commentator, June 2012

  • “Exemption of Derivatives from Bankruptcy


    American College of Bankruptcy, San Antonio, TX

    April 2012

  • Reshaping Capital Markets & Institutions: Twenty Years On


    Texas Law Review, Austin, TX

    Commentator, March 2012

  • “Derivatives & Sovereign Debt” Conference on Sovereign Debt


    Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

  • “The Keys to Multinational Coordination of Bank Distress” Conference on Financial Regulation in Uncertain Times


    Tilberg University, Lugano, Italy

    December 2011

  • International Insolvency Seminar for Students


    Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

    March 2011

  • “International Arbitration & Multinational Insolvency”


    International Academy of Commercial & Consumer Law, Toronto, Canada

    July 2010

  • “The Model Law in the United States: COMI and Groups”


    International Insolvency Institute, Rome, Italy

    June 2010

  • The University of Texas Annual Bankrupty Conference

    November 1, 2009

    The University of Texas Law School

    Recent Developments and Theory of Section 363 Sales

  • St. Gallen University International

    October 20, 2009

    St. Gallen, Switzerland

    International Judicial Negotiation 2009

  • Judicial Conference

    October 5, 2009

    University of Zagreb, Croatia

    Contracts in Bankruptcy

  • Judicial Conference

    May 15, 2009

    Abu Dhabi

    Modern Bankruptcy

  • Texas Harvard Conference on Commercial Law Realities

    March 1, 2009

    University of Texas Law School, Austin, Texas

    Organizer (with Elizabeth Warren)

  • Conference on Business Restructuring and Turnaround

    February 1, 2009

    Wharton Business School Philadelphia

    Organizer: Panel on Legal Restructuring

  • Seminar on Insolvency

    January 10, 2009

    World Bank, Washington, D.C.

    Exemption of Derivatives in Bankruptcy

  • INSOL Europe Edwin Coe Lecture

    September 19, 2008


    Multinational Insolvency: Today and Tomorrow

  • Testimony

    September 10, 2008

    Congressional Committee on the Judiciary, Commercial subcommittee

    Exemption of Financial Assets from Bankruptcy

  • International Procedural Assn Quadrennial Meeting

    September 9, 2007

    Bahia, Brazil

    General Report on Insolvency--Common Law Jurisdictions

  • Meeting Participant


    UNCITRAL Working Group on Insolvency, Corporate Groups

    In June, attended the meetings in New York of the UNCITRAL Working Group on Insolvency, Corporate Groups, as the representative of the International Insovlency Institute.

  • Speaking Engagement


    Advisory Committee of the American Law Institute

    Spoke as Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee of the American Law Institute to the ALI Project on Transnational Insolvency: European Principles at a meeting at Columbia in June.

  • Paper Presentation


    Annual Meeting of the International Insolvency Institute

    Presented his paper "International Arbitration and Bankruptcy" at the Annual Meeting of the International Insolvency Institute in June (with Professor Christoph Paulus).

  • Lecture

    May 15, 2007

    Oxford University, Oxford, England

    Legal Integration of NAFTA Through Supranational Adjudication

  • Organizer


    Texas-Harvard Joint Conference

    Organized the Third Annual Texas-Harvard Joint Conference on Commercial Law Realities, held in April at the Law School (empirical and comparative scholarship by young scholars).

  • Paper Presentation


    American University Conference

    Presented his paper "Legal Integration of NAFTA Through Supranational Adjudication" to a conference on "The North American Legal System," at American University in February.

  • Paper Presentation


    Commercial Law Conference

    Presented his paper "Has the Stigma of Bankruptcy Declined among United States Consumers?" to a commercial law conference in Lanciano, Italy, in January.

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