Michelle Arnopol Cecil

William H. Pittman Professor of Law

BA, University of Illinois, '79
JD, magna cum laude, University of Illinois, '82

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professor Cecil joined the faculty in 1989 after serving as an associate with the law firms of Isham, Lincoln & Beale, and Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where she worked in litigation and tax and employee benefits.

While in law school she was a writing competition note and comment editor of the Illinois Law Review. Professor Cecil has received seven teaching awards, including the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and the Gold Chalk Award. She is also a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor.

She publishes in the area of bankruptcy taxation. Professor Cecil’s articles have appeared in a number of prestigious law reviews, including the Minnesota Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the Illinois Law Review.

She teaches Basic Federal Income Taxation, Bankruptcy, Corporate Tax, International Tax, Tax Research, and Taxation of Property Transactions.

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Most Recent Publications

Harmonizing Conversion and the Means Test in Bankruptcy with Garrett Pratt, Daniel Graves, 3 BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND TAX LAW REVIEW 36 (2019).

Developing a Teaching Philosophy: Inspirations From Eminent Faculty, in THE PURSUIT OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE: LESSONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KEMPER TEACHING FELLOWS (Missouri Academic Press, 2015).

A Reappraisal of Attorneys’ Fees in Bankruptcy, 98 KENTUCKY LAW JOURNAL 67 (2010)

Taxation Issues Arising in Bankruptcy in MISSOURI BANKRUPTCY PRACTICE, (Missouri Bar 2007)

Forward: Symposium on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Bankruptcy Reform, 71 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 855 (2006)

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