Professor Rafael Pardo testifies before Congress

Professor Rafael Pardo testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative LawRafael Pardo on September 23, 2009, at its hearing on "Undue Hardship? Discharging Educational Debt in Bankruptcy."

An expert in bankruptcy law, much of Pardo's research explores the relationship between educational debt and financial distress, particularly within the bankruptcy system. His recent research has also analyzed bankruptcy courts and their institutional role within the federal judicial system.

Professor Pardo is a frequent presenter at conferences and has participated in educational programs organized by the Federal Judicial Center for bankruptcy judges and other bankruptcy court officials.

View video from his testimony (beginning at about 1:16) and read a transcript.