Ned W. Waxman

Ned W. Waxman

Professor, Emeritus

Area: Business Law


Professor Waxman joined the faculty of William & Mary in 1982. He also has served as an adjunct professor at Emory University's School of Business Administration, and at Mercer University in Atlanta. He is a former president of the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

He teaches undergraduates and MBA students the legal environment of business, commercial law, business organizations, contract law, and bankruptcy and reorganizations. He has published extensively on bankruptcy law, including several editions of the Gilbert Bankruptcy Summary (a popular book for law students), numerous law review articles, e.g. the Ohio State Law Journal, and articles for the American Bar Association Journal and other practitioner journals. He is nationally acclaimed as the authority on bankruptcy law among business school law professors.

Professor Waxman is a graduate of the Wharton School and the Emory Law School. He has served as a law clerk for a United States District Judge and a United States Bankruptcy Judge, practiced bankruptcy law in Atlanta, and served as the first Estate Administrator for the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, where he supervised the panel of bankruptcy trustees. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Washington DC Bar, and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Interest/Expertise
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • "Projected Disposable Income: Legislative Lunacy and Judicial Gyrations," 46 Houston Law Review 867 (2009).
  • "Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Abuse: Means Testing Is Presumptive, but 'Totality' Is  Determinative,” 45 Houston Law Review 901 (Oct. 2008). Co-author: Justin Rucki
  • "If Means Testing Doesn’t Fit, Then Totality May Dismiss,” Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, June 2008. Co-author: Justin Rucki