8.12.15 — Christopher Huntsman '16 has been awarded a 2015 American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Medal of Excellence. The ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency and one of the leading national organizations of the bankruptcy bar. Through the annual mendal of excellence, ABI honors top law students from across the country, recognizing their academic achievements in the field. Law students with the highest grade in a bankruptcy courses or those showing the greatest promise in bankruptcy practice are nominated by law professors, deans and others. Winners receive engraved medals and certificates, as well as a one-year ABI membership. 

““The American Bankruptcy Institute recognizes a limited number of outstanding bankruptcy law students each year.  Chris Huntsman’s course work qualifies him for this award.”" said Professor Dan Austin.

“Professor Austin is extremely knowledgeable in the field of bankruptcy and that expertise shines through in his business bankruptcy course.  I highly recommend taking this class as the client advocacy skills gained through the in-class Chapter 11 simulation would be beneficial to any student, regardless of interest in bankruptcy.  Professor Austin makes a complex area of law seem relatively straightforward through a superb combination of lecture and practical application, said Huntsman who is an articles editor for Northeastern University Law Journal and has completed co-ops with State Street Bank & Trust's Mutual Fund Legal Administration, the US Attorney's Office - District of Massachusetts, Civil Division and with the General Counsel's Office of Alere Inc. "I consider this award not only an honor, but a testament to Professor Austin and the outstanding faculty at Northeastern University School of Law.”

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.