The decision by the Board of Editors of the Mississippi College Law Review to publish a bankruptcy symposium issue is a timely one. In the boardrooms of American businesses and the kitchens of American families, more and more people are talking about bankruptcy; more and more people are deciding to file bankruptcy petitions. This increase in bankruptcy filings is in part attributable to world, national, and local economic changes, in part attributable to changes in business and society and in business and societal values, in part attributable to changes in the bankruptcy law.
David G. Epstein, Forward, 10 Miss. C. L. Rev. 1 (1989).