Andrea Boyack Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Bankruptcy Weapons to Terminate a Zombie Mortgage," 54 Washburn Law Journal 451 (2015) (co-authored with Judge Robert Berger).

"American Dream in Flux: The Endangered Right to Lease a Home," 49 Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal 203 (2014).

"Muddying the Waterfall: How Ambiguous Liability Statutes Distort Creditor Priority in Condominium Foreclosures," 67 Arkansas Law Review 225 (2014) (co-authored with William E. Foster).

"Comparative Contract Damages and Penalty Provisions," 3 Georgia Commercial Law Journal 2 (2014).

"Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth," 22 Journal of Law and Policy 767 (2014).

"Community Covenant Alienation Restraints and the Hazard of Unbounded Servitudes," 42 Real Estate Law Journal 450 (2014).

"Community Collateral Damage: A Question of Priorities," 43 Loyola University of Chicago Law Review 53 (2011). Cited in:

"Laudable Goals and Unintended Consequences: The Role and Control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac," 60 American University Law Review 1489 (2011).

"Lessons in Price Stability from the U.S. Real Estate Market Collapse," 2010 Michigan State Law Review 925 (2010). Cited in:

  • In re Machuca (United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit, December 14, 2012, 483 B.R. 726, 730).

"Independence and Group Rights in the Baltics: The Case of a Double Minority," 35 Virginia Journal of International Law 485 (1995).

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, annually 2013-2015) (co-authored with Amy Deen Westbrook and Lori A. McMillan).

Book Review

"Sovereign Debt and the Three and a Half Minute Transaction: What Sticky Boilerplate Reveals About Contract Law and Practice​," review of The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design by Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott, (The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2013), 35 Whittier Law Review 1 (2013).

Other Publications

Review, "The Trouble with Categories: What Theory Can Teach Us About the Doctrine-Skills Divide" (Linda Edwards, 64 Journal of Legal Education 181 (2014)) Article of the Month (April 2015), Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.

"Student "Law Firms"," Idea of the Month, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, March 2015.

"Pass the Pen," Idea of the Month, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, January 2015.

Review, "The Pink Tower Meets the Ivory Tower: Adapting Montessori Teaching Methods for Law School" (Emily Grant, 68 Arkansas Law Review (2015)), Article of the Month (October 2014), Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.

Review, "Tiger Cub Strikes Back: Memoirs of an Ex-Child Prodigy about Legal Education and Parenting" (Peter H. Huang, 1 British Journal of American Legal Studies 297 (2012)), Article of the Month (April 2014), Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.

Review, "Using the Client-File Method to Teach Transactional Law" (Bradley T. Borden, 17 Chapman Law Review 101 (2013)), Article of the Month (October 2013), Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.

"A Conversation on Financial Literacy," Fordham Law Review's Res Gestae (online companion to written journal), Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, March 28, 2012.

"Who Owns the Meteorite?" National Law Journal, March 22, 2010.

"U.S. Real Estate Finance: An Engine of the Crisis," Report of 9th Annual Conference on Portuguese and American Law – The Financial "Crisis": How We Got Here and How We Get Out, 2010.

"Multi-Family Residential Development: Where There's Smoke," Virginia Builder Magazine, November 2008.

"Condominium Development: Plan Ahead to Manage Risk," 20:7 Virginia Builder Magazine 26, August 2007.

Media Interview

"Meet Andrea Boyack," Women in the Law, April 24, 2014.

Presentations

"Current Laws Regarding Mortgage Disclosures and Foreclosures," 2015 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2015.

Zombie Mortgages and the Foreclosure Issues Raised for Lenders and Homeowners in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy," Professors' Corner webinar sponsored by the Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group, American Bar Association Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section, June 10, 2015.

"Bankruptcy Weapons to Terminate a Zombie Mortgage," 8th Annual Regional Junior Faculty Works-In-Progress Workshop, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1, 2015.

Presenter, "Recent Developments in Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," Legislative and Case Law Institute, Kansas Bar Association CLE, Topeka, Kansas, April 28, 2015.

Panelist, "Bankruptcy Weapons to Terminate a Zombie Mortgage," The Future of Housing: Equity, Stability and Sustainability, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, February 26, 2015 (with Robert D. Berger).

"American Dream in Flux: Neighborhood Diversity and Community Covenants," Washburn University School of Law Lunch & Learn, Topeka, Kansas, October 1, 2014.

"American Dream in Flux: The Endangered Right to Lease a Home," 2014 SEALS (Southeastern Association of Law Schools) Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Florida, August 2, 2014.

Presenter, "Recent Developments in Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," Legislative and Case Law Institute, Kansas Bar Association CLE, Topeka, Kansas, July 11, 2014 (panel with Lori McMillan).

"A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Real Estate Investment and Finance Law," 2014 AALS (Association of American Law Schools) Mid-Year Meeting, Workshop on Blurring Boundaries in Financial and Corporate Law, Washington DC, June 8 2014.

Panelist, "Avenues into Legal Academia," J. Reuben Clark Law Society 2014 Annual Conference, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, February 15, 2014.

Presenter, Current Issues in Common Interest Community Law, ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section's Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group, Professors' Corner Webinar, October 9, 2013.

"Freedom of Contract and the Endangered Right to Transfer," Central States Law Schools Association 2013 Scholarship Conference, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 5, 2013.

"Muddying the Waterfall," Central States Law Schools Association 2013 Scholarship Conference, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 5, 2013 (with William E. Foster).

"Curricular Integration and Cat Herding," Central States Legal Writing Conference,  University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, September 28, 2013 (with Tonya Kowalski).

"Liquidated damages clauses in contracts, US and Georgian perspective," Commercial Law Week, National Center for Commercial Law, Free University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, May 18, 2013.

"Lien System: Loan security through a hierarchy of rights to collateral value," Commercial Law Week, National Center for Commercial Law, Free University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, May 14, 2013.

Panelist, "Cases Ripped from The Headlines (Riverview Community Group v. Spencer & Livingston, decided on February 14, 2013)," ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section's Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group, Professors’ Corner Teleconference, March 13, 2013.

Panelist, "Freedom and Financial Markets," Federalist Society Symposium, Warrenton, Virginia, September 21 - 22, 2012.

Instructor, "Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures," National Business Institute Seminar (April 11, 2011).

"The U.S. Legal System Basics: Civil Cases," Rule of Law and Judicial Reform, U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (March 15, 2011).

"The Future Secondary Mortgage Market and Consumer Protection," Is Financial Reform Too Big to Fail? Emerging from the Financial Crisis with the Help of Increased Consumer Protection and Corporate Governance, American University Washington College of Law Review Symposium (March 3, 2011).

"Cooking Up a Crisis: The Capital Valuation Connection in U.S. Real Estate Markets," National Democratic Law Students Council 2010 National Convention, Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2010).

"U.S. Real Estate Finance: An Engine of the Crisis," The Financial Crisis: How We Got Here and How We Get Out, Conference on Portuguese and American Law, University of Lisbon Law School, Lisbon, Portugal (March 8, 2010).

Moderator, "Judging War Crimes," Initiative for Portuguese and American Law and the Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. (January 27, 2010).

"Legal Context of Distressed Property Opportunities," Real Estate Workout Negotiations, Urban Land Institute Professional Development Workshop, Washington, DC (November 19-20, 2009).

"Legal Issues in the Workout Process," Valuation and Acquisition Strategies in a Distressed Market, Urban Land Institute Professional Development Workshop, Washington, D.C. (August 24-25, 2009).

"Today's Business World: Crucial and Creative Roles," The Corporate & Business Law Society, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2009).

"Pro Bono Practice Seminar: Asylum Applications," District of Columbia Bar Association (March 2003).

Conferences Planned

Symposium Planner and Host, "The Future of Housing - Equity, Stability and Sustainability," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, February 26, 2015.

Professional Service

Participated in a two-day legal colloquium entitled "Banking in a Free Society" and sponsored by the Federalist Society's Faculty Division and the John Templeton Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland, June 5-6, 2015.

Other Activities

Guest Blogger, PrawsfsBlawg, Get "Practice Ready." Get set. Go! (August 27,2015).

Guest Blogger, PrawsfsBlawg, Baby Mama Esq. (August 17,2015).

Guest Blogger, PrawsfsBlawg, Lien Priority Rules! (August 14,2015).

Guest Blogger, PrawsfsBlawg, Kids Today (or "I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22") (August 11,2015).