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William Schumacher (’14) Wins Distinguished Student Award from the American College of Bankruptcy

MAY 14, 2014—The American College of Bankruptcy (ACB) has named its Distinguished Law Students for 2014, and Law School student William Schumacher (’14) is one of just five selected nationally for the year. Schumacher, who is a CPA as well as a soon-to-be J.D., received the honor at an event held earlier this spring at the Smithsonian's American Art and Portraiture Museum in Washington, D.C.

To be considered for this distinction, a student must be nominated by an ACB fellow or a law school professor or dean. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials and a demonstrated interest in bankruptcy law. In choosing its honorees, the ACB considers the nominated students' writing as well as further letters of recommendation. Within the ACB, there is a council for each federal judicial circuit; these councils make the final selections, and only one student is chosen per circuit. Schumacher thus represents the Eighth Circuit. His award included an all-expense-paid trip to the ACB National Conference in Washington.

"I was very excited to be selected as the 2014 Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student for the Eighth Circuit," Schumacher said. "It was an honor to receive the award and to attend the conference—not to mention meeting many distinguished bankruptcy scholars and practitioners from around the country."

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals, dedicated to sustaining professional excellence and supporting educational and pro bono efforts in local communities throughout the United States.

Will Schumacher and Berry Spears

Berry Spears (right) presented the ACB award to William Schumacher (’14) (left)