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The Evolution of U.S. Bankruptcy Law: a time line

September 25, 2019

This bankruptcy time line maps the evolution of bankruptcy law from its inception in 1787 in the U.S. Constitution through 2019. It also provides statistics demonstrating the fluctuating bankruptcy caseloads, and historical snapshots of select sociopolitical events that occurred along the way.

The time line is also available as a 24" x 54" PDF file.