Prof. Todd J. Zywicki

Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

FOUNDATION PROFESSOR OF LAW TODD J. ZYWICKI teaches in the areas of bankruptcy and contracts. He came to the law school from the Mississippi College School of Law, where he had held a faculty position since 1996. Professor Zywicki was a Visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law Center for the 2004-05 academic year. During the 2003-04 academic year, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission.

Professor Zywicki clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and worked as an associate at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia, where he practiced bankruptcy law. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia (1993), where he was executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review and John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics.

Professor Zywicki received an M.A. in economics from Clemson University (1990) and an A.B. with high honors from Dartmouth College (1988). Professor Zywicki is the author of more than 30 articles in leading law reviews and economics journals. He has testified before Congress on bankruptcy reform issues and is a frequent commentator in the print and broadcast media.

  • J.D., University of Virginia, 1993
  • M.A. in Economics, Clemson University, 1990
  • A.B. with High Honors, Dartmouth University, 1988

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Upcoming Events
Consumer Credit and the American Economy
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Teleforum
August 27, 2014
Publications and Multimedia
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Update - July 2014 - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
July 21, 2014
Operation Chokepoint - Necessary Oversight or an Attack on Legitimate Businesses? - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
June 17, 2014
Dodd-Frank and Beyond - Event Audio/Video
First Annual Executive Branch Review Conference
June 14, 2013
Noel Canning Decision on Recess Appointments - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
January 25, 2013
The Economics and Regulation of Bank Overdraft Protection
Engage Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2012
May 09, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
February 10, 2012
Ramifications of Repealing the 17th Amendment
Engage, Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2011
July 29, 2011
Economic Uncertainty and the Role of the Courts - Event Audio/Video
2011 Annual Student Symposium
February 26, 2011
Stern v. Marshall - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 01-24-11 featuring Todd J. Zywicki
January 24, 2011
Bankruptcy and Forum Shopping (Marshall v. Marshall) - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group
June 29, 2010
National Interest Rate Ceiling on Credit Cards
New Federal Initiatives Project
April 29, 2010
Regulation of Payment Card Interchange Fees
New Federal Initiatives Project
April 06, 2010
The Second “Helping Families Save Their Homes Act”
New Federal Initiatives Project
March 24, 2010
Government Control v. the Free Market - Event Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention
November 21, 2008
Who's to Blame for the Bankruptcy Boom?
Financial Services & E-Commerce Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer 1999
August 01, 1999
Time for Bankruptcy Reform
Financial Services & E-Commerce Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 1999
May 01, 1999