Katelyn Weishaar Receives Medal of Excellence

Photograph: Dean Romig and Katelyn Weishaar.Katelyn E. Weishaar, third-year student at Washburn University School of Law, was awarded the 2011 Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy from the American Bankruptcy Institute, Alexandria, Virginia.

The Medal and a Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy were presented to Weishaar by Dean Thomas J. Romig on September 7. She was recommended by Professor Ronald Griffin.

The Medal of Excellence program was developed by Christopher F. Graham of the New York law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood and inaugurated by ABI in 1997. Each participating school selects the graduating student with the highest grade in a bankruptcy course or other indicia of bankruptcy scholarship.

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 7,800 attorneys, bankers, judges, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For more information on ABI, visit the ABI World website at www.abiworld.org.

Posted September 7, 2011.