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Bankruptcy Law Research at NYLI: Introduction

Legislative History

Formulated searches on major pieces of legislation can be found in the legislative history section of each tab.


Today’s legal researchers have a number of legal resources at their disposal. 

Our library offers electronic and print materials to expedite your research and we are always happy to make recommendations and provide guidance based on our thorough knowledge of information resources and legal research materials. 

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Journal Articles

Journal articles are a good starting point for research, providing scholarly perspective and analysis, and references to any number of primary sources.

Hein's Legislative History collection includes:

  1. Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978: A Legislative History.  Also available in print.      
  2. Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984: P.L. 98-353: 98 Stat. 333: July 10, 1984

Bankruptcy journals include:

  • American Bankruptcy Law Journal
  • Bankruptcy Developments Journal
  • Business and Bankruptcy Law Journal
  • Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law
  • Review of Banking and Financial Law
  • Rutgers Business Law Review
  • The American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
  • Yale Journal on Regulation