Laura Coordes

Associate Professor of Law

Laura Napoli Coordes's research interests include corporate reorganizations, venue transfer and forum shopping issues, and municipal bankruptcies under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Her teaching interests include bankruptcy law, secured transactions, corporations, and contracts.

Professor Coordes received her J.D. with honors from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Bradley Fellow and served on The University of Chicago Law Review.  She completed a legal fellowship at the Student Press Law Center after receiving her degree. Before coming to the College of Law, Professor Coordes practiced in the Business, Finance and Restructuring Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.

Selected Works

Restructuring Municipal Bankruptcy, 2016 Utah L. Rev. 307 (2016).

The Geography of Bankruptcy, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 381 (2015).


Assistant: KC Gardiner-Johnson

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., New York University, New York 2006

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2010