On February 25, Ralph Mabey, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, lectured on International Bankruptcy issues from St. John’s Law School campus in Manhattan. The live telecast went to Chicago-Kent College of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, University of Illinois (Champaign and Chicago), University of Utah, ITAM (Mexico) and UPenn Law. His lecture was part of the International Bankruptcy Law course that has been pioneered by the S.J. Quinney College of Law and other interested institutions. The University of Utah provides the Internet bridge and the technical support for this cutting-edge Law School course.
On February 20, he gave a eulogy for Judge Burton R. Lifland who recently passed away. The eulogy was given in the Alexander Hamilton Customs Building in lower Manhattan in a session of court presided over by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, together with the Chief Judge of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Mabey’s eulogy focused on the unique legal legacy left by this preeminent Judge. At the conclusion of the memorial service, a courtroom in the Customs Building was dedicated to and named after Judge Lifland. He was asked to speak at the memorial service because of their close association with Judge Lifland, on and off the bench, over the years.
In addition, Mabey continues to head the committee of the International Insolvency Institute which is drafting and revising the Guidelines for the Coordination of Multinational Enterprise group insolvencies.