John Ayer

Books by John Ayer

Jack Ayer is an emeritus professor of law at the University of California at Davis. He has also taught as a visiting professor at half a dozen other universities. He practised law and served briefly as a bankruptcy judge in Los Angeles. In a former life, he spent ten years as a newspaper reporter. He likes to write scholarly articles with titles like “So Near to Cleveland, So Far from God: An Essay in the Ethnography of Bankruptcy, 61 Cin. L. Rev. 1-47 (1992).”

Interviews with John Ayer

The best books on Bankruptcy, recommended by John Ayer

Like the perfume seller in Balzac’s Human Comedy, many people still fear the moral stigma of bankruptcy. But while modern bankruptcy laws allow people to walk away from their debts, they do not address the underlying issues that can all too easily leave hardworking people in dire financial straits. Jack Ayer, emeritus professor and former bankruptcy judge, recommends his top bankruptcy books.

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