February 10, 2011 – Jonathan Weiss ’11 was named the 2011 Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student from the Ninth Circuit by the American College of Bankruptcy. Jonathan is the first UCLA Law student to receive this honor, and he is the only student from states in the Ninth Circuit to receive the award this year.
Jonathan will travel to Washington, D.C. for the induction ceremony and related events on March 17-19, 2011, where he will have the opportunity to meet some of the nation’s most distinguished bankruptcy judges and practitioners. The induction ceremony will be held at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The awards are presented to students who have both outstanding academic credentials and an interest in bankruptcy law. Students must be nominated by either a professor or a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and they undergo a rigorous nomination process. UCLA Law Professors Kenneth Klee and Daniel Bussel nominated Jonathan for the award.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism and service to the profession.