Mr. Shanker, who joined the faculty in 1961 and served as Acting Dean of the law school in 1972, has a considerable reputation in the fields of commercial law, creditor-debtor law, and bankruptcy. His extensive writings are frequently cited, and he has held visiting appointments at Michigan, California (Berkeley), Wayne State, and the University of London. Mr. Shanker served on the original Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the U.S. Judicial Conference and has acted as a special master in the federal courts. He is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and the American Law Institute. He is also a certified arbitrator.