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The timing of this Symposium issue of the Mississippi College Law Review is propitious. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the enactment of the Bankruptcy Act of 1978 and the first anniversary of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission's 1997 report to Congress, Bankruptcy: The Next Twenty Years. With consumer bankruptcy filings at record levels, bankruptcy law has drawn much attention in the popular press and the halls of Congress. Closer to home, Mississippi College moot court teams have earned national recognition in the past three years for their accomplishments in the Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition.