Angela K Littwin
Angela Littwin's research and teaching interests include: bankruptcy, consumer, and commercial law as well as conducting empirical research. She has written two articles on credit and family economics. The first is Beyond Usury: A Study of Credit Card Use and Preference Among Low-Income Consumers, 86 Texas L. Rev 451 (2008). The second, Testing the Substitution Hypothesis: Would Credit Card Regulation Force Low-Income Borrowers Into Less Desirable Lending Alternatives?, is forthcoming in the Illinois Law Review. She is one of the principal investigators on the current Consumer Bankruptcy Project, which has been the leading study of consumer bankruptcy for the past 25 years. She is the principal investigator on the Bankruptcy Internet Data Project, a continually-refreshed data base of consumers who seek pre-bankruptcy credit counseling.
She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2002. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and founded ROAD (Reaching Out About Depression), a community-organizing project for low-income women. Before her appointment at the University of Texas School of Law, she was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.