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Summer Chandler

Assistant Professor of Law


Professor Chandler joined the Law Center faculty in 2021.  Prior to joining the Law Center faculty, she served as a visiting assistant professor at Southern University Law Center.  She also served as an assistant professor at Concordia University School of Law.  Prior to joining Concordia University School of Law, she was as a visiting assistant professor at the Georgia State University College of Law.  She brings a wealth of practice experience to her teaching.  Prior to joining the academy, Professor Chandler practiced for fifteen years in large national and international law firms, focusing her practice on business bankruptcy, commercial real estate related litigation and transactions, and other business transactions and disputes.

Professor Chandler’s research interests are in the areas of bankruptcy and legal ethics.  She teaches business and commercial law courses.  Professor Chandler is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina – Asheville.

Courses Taught

  • Bankruptcy
  • Contracts
  • Payment Systems

Selected Publications


Intellectual Property Licenses as Executory Contracts, in Choppy Waters: Navigating the Intersection of Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property (American Bankruptcy Institute, forthcoming summer 2021) (editor and contributing author).

Fraudulent Transfer Litigation, in Georgia Business Litigation. (Ed. Robert C. Port.  New York: ALM Media Properties, LLC 2013) (co-author) (updated annually).


An Economic Unit Approach to Evaluating the Payment of Undergraduate Educational Expenses as Fraudulent Transfers, 44 Vt. L. Rev. 553 (2020).

Selected Presentations

“When Mediation Gets Messy – Ethical Dilemmas,” American Bankruptcy Institute’s 40th Annual Spring Meeting, April 20, 2021.

“Tuition Payments as Fraudulent Transfers,” South Carolina Bankruptcy Bar Association (April 15, 2021).

“Representative Government – Voting and Beyond,” Southern University Law Center (October 23, 2020).

“Implicit Bias,” 2020 Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, (June 4, 2020).

“Social Butterflies Beware: Ethical Issues Relating to the Use of Social Media,” American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar, November 12, 2019.

“Section 365: IP & Bankruptcy,” The 2019 Bankruptcy Institute of the Bankruptcy Section of Minnesota Continuing Legal Education and the Minnesota State Bar Association, October 3, 2019.

“Technology and a New Generation: How Progress Affects Professional Responsibility,” 2019 Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, July 26, 2019.

“Implicit Bias,” 2019 Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, April 5, 2019.

“The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property,” American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar, January 16, 2019.