Nancy B. Rapoport

Gordon Silver Professor of Law and Senior Advisor to the President of UNLV
Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Lee Business School
Phone: 702-895-5831(o) 713-202-1881(c)
Education:
B.A. summa cum laude, Rice University
J.D., Stanford Law School

Publications

Books

Lawrence C. Levine & Nancy B. Rapoport, Lemmings: How Legal Education Fails Law Students (forthcoming).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Managing by Ambush: Why Universities Can’t Keep Pace with the Real World (forthcoming).

Bernard Burk et al., Ethical Lawyering in Real Life: Materials and Problems (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer forthcoming 2016).

Bloomberg Bankruptcy Law Treatise (Nancy B. Rapoport ed., Bloomberg forthcoming 2014).

American Bar Assocation, Corporate Counsel Toolkit (Nancy B. Rapoport ed., forthcoming 2014).

Teresa Brown-Edwards et al., ABI Book on Chapter 11 Ethics (title TBA) (forthcoming 2014).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeff Van Niel, Law Firm Job Survival Manual: From First Interview to Partnership (Wolters Kluwer 2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeffery D. Van Niel, Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT To Bar Exam (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer 2010).

Nancy B. Rapoport et al., Enron and Other Corporate Fiascos: The Corporate Scandal Reader (Found. Press 2d ed. 2009).

Collier Compensation, Employment And Appointment Of Trustees And Professionals In Bankruptcy Cases (LexisNexis 2009) (updater).

Steven L. Emanuel, Strategies & Tactics for the MBE (Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer 2009) (revision author).

Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications (Nancy B. Rapoport & Bala G. Dharan eds., Found. Press 2004).

David B. Goodwin & Nancy B. Rapoport, An Oral History of the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed (Ninth Circuit Historical Soc'y 1994).

 

Book Contributions

Nancy B. Rapoport, Analysis and the Arts, in Zenon Bankowski, Maksymilian Del Mar & Paul Maharg, Beyond Text in Legal Education (Ashgate Press, forthcoming 2012).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Swimming with Shark, in Lawyers In Your Living Room: Law On The Small Screen 163 (Michael Asimow ed., ABA Publ'g 2009).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Reflections of a Former Dean, in Law School Leadership Strategies: Top Deans on Benchmarking Success, Incorporating Feedback from Faculty and Students, and Building the Endowment 199 (First Printing 2006).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Bankruptcy Ethics Issues for Solos and Small Firms, in Attorney Liability in Bankruptcy (Corinne Cooper ed., Catherine E. Vance contributing ed., ABA Publ'g 2006).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Lord of the Flies: The Development of Rules Within an Adolescent Culture, in Screening Justice—The Cinema of Law: Fifty Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice 253 (Rennard Strickland et al. eds., William S. Hein & Co. 2006).

Nancy B. Rapoport & Jeffrey D. Van Niel, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Skilling: How Enron's Public Image Morphed from the Most Innovative Company in the Fortune 500 to the Most Notorious Company Ever, in Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications 77 (Nancy B. Rapoport & Bala G. Dharan eds., Found. Press 2004).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Enron, Titanic, and the Perfect Storm, in Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications 77 (Nancy B. Rapoport & Bala G. Dharan eds., Found. Press 2004).

 

Articles

Nancy B. Rapoport, Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est La Même Chose, 17 Green Bag 55 (2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport, "Nudging" Better Lawyer Behavior: Using Incentives to Change Behavior in Law Firms, 45 St. Mary's L.J. Ethics & Malpractice ___ (2014).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Client Who Did Too Much, ___ Akron L. Rev. ___ (2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Managing U.S. News & World Report--The Enron Way, 48 Gonz. L. Rev. 423 (2012-2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Rethinking U.S. Legal Education: No More "Same Old, Same Old," 45 Conn. L. Rev. 1409 (2013).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Black Swans, Ostriches, and Ponzi Schemes, 42 Golden Gate L. Rev. 627 (2012).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Changing the Modal Law School: Rethinking U.S. Legal Education in (Most) Schools, 116 Penn St. L. Rev 1119 (2012).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Case for Value Billing in Chapter 11, 7 J. Bus. L. & Tech. 117 (2012).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Rethinking Fees in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases, 5 J. Bus. & Tech. L. 263 (2010).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Through Gritted Teeth and Clenched Jaw: Court-Initiated Sanctions Opinions in Bankruptcy Courts, 41 St. Mary's L.J. 701 (2010).

Colin Marks & Nancy B. Rapoport, The Corporate Lawyer's Role in a Contemporary Democracy, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 1269 (2009).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Not Quite "Them," Not Quite "Us": Why It's Difficult for Former Deans to Go Home Again, 38 U. Tol. L. Rev. 581 (2007).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Eating Our Cake and Having It, Too: Why Real Change Is So Difficult in Law Schools, 81 Ind. L.J. 359 (2006).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Decanal Haiku, 37 U. Tol. L. Rev. 131 (2005).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Enron and the New Disinterestedness—The Foxes Are Guarding the Henhouse, 13 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 521 (2005).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law, 35 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 543 (2004).

Nancy B. Rapoport, "Venn" and the Art of Shared Governance, 35 U. Tol. L. Rev. 169 (2003).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Enron, Titanic, and the Perfect Storm, 71 Fordham L. Rev. 1373 (2003), reprinted in Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications 927 (Nancy B. Rapoport & Bala G. Dharan eds., Found. Press 2004).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Intractable Problem of Bankruptcy Ethics: Square Peg, Round Hole, 30 Hofstra L. Rev. 977 (2002).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Is "Thinking Like a Lawyer" Really What We Want to Teach?, 1 J. Ass'n Legal Writing Directors 91 (2002).

Nancy B. Rapoport, When Local IS Global: Using a Consortium of Law Schools to Encourage Global Thinking, 20 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 19 (2001).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Of Cat-Herders, Conductors, Fearless Leaders, and Tour Guides, 33 U. Tol. L. Rev. 161 (2001).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Presidential Ethics: Should a Law Degree Make a Difference?, 14 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 725 (2001).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Going from "Us" to "Them" in Sixty Seconds, 31 U. Tol. L. Rev. 703 (2000).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Dressed for Excess: How Hollywood Affects the Professional Behavior of Lawyers, 14 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 49 (2000).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Ratings, Not Rankings: Why U.S. News & World Report Shouldn't Want To Be Compared To Time and Newsweek—or The New Yorker, 60 Ohio St. L.J. 1097 (1999).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Living "Top-Down" in a "Bottom-Up" World: Musings on the Relationship Between Jewish Ethics and Legal Ethics, 78 Neb. L. Rev. 18 (1999).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Our House, Our Rules: The Need for a Uniform Code of Bankruptcy Ethics, 6 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 45 (1998).

C.R. Bowles & Nancy B. Rapoport, Symposium, Has the DIP's Attorney Become the Ultimate Creditors' Lawyer in Bankruptcy Reorganization Proceedings?, 5 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 47 (1997).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Symposium, Ethics: Is Disinterestedness Still a Viable Concept? A Roundtable Discussion, 5 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 201 (1997).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Turning the Microscope on Ourselves: Self-Assessment by Bankruptcy Lawyers of Potential Conflicts of Interest in Columbus, Ohio, 58 Ohio St. L.J. 1421 (1997).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Avoiding Judicial Wrath: The Ten Commandments for Bankruptcy Practitioners, 5 J. Bankr. Law & Prac. 615 (1996).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Seeing the Forest and The Trees: The Proper Role of the Bankruptcy Attorney, 70 Ind. L.J. 783 (1995).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre: The Problem of Potential Conflicts of Interest in Bankruptcy, 26 Conn. L. Rev. 913 (1994).

 

Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Nancy B. Rapoport, Book Review, 47 Law & Society Review (2013) (reviewing Brian Tamanaha, Failing Law Schools (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2012)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Board Smart Not to Raise the Superintendent Salary Stakes, Las Vegas Sun, Sept. 5, 2010.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Academic Freedom and Academic Responsibility, 13 Green Bag 2d 189 (2010) (reviewing Matthew W. Finkin & Robert C. Post, For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (Yale Univ. Press 2009)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Real Reason Why Businesses Make Bad Decisions, 18 Bus. Law Today 52 (July/Aug. 2009) (reviewing Jonathan R. Macey, Corporate Governance: Promises Kept, Promises Broken (Princeton Univ. Press 2008)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Curious Incident of the Law Firm That Did Nothing in the Night-Time, 10 Legal Ethics 98 (2007) (reviewing Milton C. Regan, Jr., Eat What You Kill: The Fall Of A Wall Street Lawyer (Univ. of Mich. Press 2004)).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Examining Enron's Enablers: Watkins' Perspective Makes Swartz's Account Stand Out, Hous. Chronicle, Mar. 23, 2003, at 15.

Nancy B. Rapoport, In Memoriam: Yale Rosenberg, 39 Hous. L. Rev. 869 (2002).

Nancy B. Rapoport, Enron an Example: Grads Lost in Trees, Hous. Chronicle, Feb. 24, 2002, at 4H.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Worth Reading: Review of Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, Turnarounds & Workouts, Jan. 15, 1995, at 6.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Wrestling with the Problem of Potential Conflicts of Interest in Bankruptcy, Bankr. Ct. Decisions Wkly. News & Comment, Mar. 7, 1995, at A3.

 

Practice Oriented Publications

Lois R. Lupica & Nancy B. Rapoport, Co-Reporters, Final Report of the ABI National Ethics Task Force (2013).

Lois R. Lupica & Nancy B. Rapoport, Best Practices for Working with Fee Examiners, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., June 2013, at 20.

Lois R. Lupica & Nancy B. Rapoport, Consumer Debtors Should not Have To Go It Alone, Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review (May 1, 2013).

Jennifer Gross & Nancy B. Rapoport, Is the Attorney-Client Privilege Under Attack?, GPSolo Mag., Oct.−Nov. 2010, at 47.

C.R. Bowles & Nancy B. Rapoport, Debtor Counsel's Fiduciary Duty: Is There a Duty to Rat in Chapter 11?, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Feb. 2010, at 16.

Eric Van Horn & Nancy B. Rapoport, Restructuring the Misperception of Lawyers: Another Task for Bankruptcy Professionals, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Sept. 2009, at 44.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Where Have All the (Legal) Stories Gone?, M/E INSIGHTS, Fall 2009, at 7.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Lessons From Enron—And Why We Don't Learn From Them, Com. Lending Rev., May-June 2009, at 23.

Nancy B. Rapoport & Roland Bernier, (Almost) Everything We Know About Pleasing Bankruptcy Judges, We Learned in Kindergarten, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., July/Aug. 2008, at 16.

Nancy B. Rapoport & Roland Bernier, Bankruptcy Pro Bono Representation of Consumers: The Seven Deadly Sins, Hous. Law., June 2007, at 18.

Jeffrey D. Van Niel & Nancy B. Rapoport, "Retail Choice" Is Coming: Have You Hugged Your Utilities Lawyer Today? (Part II), Norton Bankr. L. Advisor, Aug. 2002, at 3.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Multidisciplinary Practice After In re Enron: Should the Debate on MDP Change at All?, Tex. B. J., May 2002, at 446.

Jeffrey D. Van Niel & Nancy B. Rapoport, "Retail Choice" Is Coming: Have You Hugged Your Utilities Lawyer Today? (Part I), Norton Bankr. L. Advisor, Feb. 2002, at 4.

Nancy B. Rapoport, Moral Bankruptcy: Modeling Appropriate Attorney Behavior in Bankruptcy Cases, Neb. Law., Mar. 1999, at 14.

Nancy B. Rapoport, The Need For New Bankruptcy Ethics Rules: How Can "One Size Fits All" Fit Anybody?, Prof. Law., Fall 1998, at 20.

 

Nancy B. Rapoport on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae
Bio

Areas of Expertise
Bankruptcy
Business Ethics
Corporate Governance
Law and Popular Culture
Professional Ethics