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Angela K. Littwin

  • Professor

Education

  • JD Harvard
  • BA Brown University

Areas of Specialty

Professor Littwin studies bankruptcy, consumer, and commercial law from an empirical perspective. Most recently, she has written about pro se filers in bankruptcy and the relationship between consumer credit and domestic violence. She was one of the principal investigators on the 2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Project, which has been the leading study of consumer bankruptcy for the past 25 years.

Littwin received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and graduated from Harvard Law School in 2002. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and founded ROAD (Reaching Out About Depression), a community-organizing project for low-income women. Prior to her appointment at the University of Texas School of Law, she was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She joined the UT faculty in 2008.

Littwin teaches bankruptcy, secured credit, and a seminar on the regulation of credit cards.

Recent Publications

  • Escaping Battered Credit: A Proposal for Repairing Credit Reports Damaged by Domestic Violence, 161 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 363 (2013).
  • Coerced Debt: The Role of Consumer Credit in Domestic Violence, 100 California Law Review 951 (2012). View Article
  • The Do-It-Yourself Mirage: Complexity in the Bankruptcy System, in Broke: How Debt Bankrupts the Middle Class at 157 (Katherine Porter, ed., Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012).

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Recent Activities

  • Research Presentation

    2008

    University of Texas-Harvard Joint Conference on Commercial Law Realities

    Selected to present an overview of the Bankruptcy Internet Data Project at invitation-only conference for junior scholars in commercial law. Hosted jointly by Harvard Law School and University of Texas Law School.

  • Paper Presentation

    2007

    Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association

    Presented Beyond Usury: A Study of Credit Card Use and Preference Among Low-Income Consumers at Humboldt University, Berlin.

  • Paper Presentation

    2007

    University of Texas-Harvard Joint Conference on Commercial Law Realities

    Selected to present Testing the Substitution Hypothesis: Would Credit Card Regulation Force Low-Income Borrowers Into Less Desirable Lending Alternatives? at invitation-only conference for junior scholars in commercial law. Hosted jointly by Harvard Law School and University of Texas Law School.

Full activities list…

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Contact Information

Angela K. Littwin

alittwin@law.utexas.edu

Work (512) 232-5561

Fax (512) 471-6988

Office: JON 5.240
The University of Texas at Austin
727 E Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Faculty Assistant

Marsha K. Moyer mmoyer@law.utexas.edu
(512) 232-1340

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