University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Law
S100 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
Bus: (919) 962-8114
Fax: (919) 962-1277

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Professor Melissa Jacoby is a Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include all aspects of business and personal bankruptcy and debtor-creditor relationships as well as medical-related financial distress. In addition to being a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, she is a member of the American Law Institute, chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services, and recently finished as a consultant to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Jacoby’s teaching career started in 2000 at Temple University, where she won the Friel/Scanlan award for her scholarship, and she moved to UNC-Chapel Hill with a tenured associate professor appointment in 2004. Jacoby’s prior work experience includes serving as senior staff attorney for the National Bankruptcy Review Commission in Washington DC, clerking for the Honorable Robert E. Ginsberg of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and clerking for the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.