Marianne Culhane
Marianne B. Culhane
Professor Emerita

While attending the University of Iowa, Dean Culhane was a member of the Order of the Coif and the recipient of the Iowa Bar Award of Merit. She joined the Creighton faculty in 1977 after serving as law clerk to the Honorable Donald P. Lay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and practicing law in Omaha. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Iowa Law School Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Omaha Legal Aid Society. Professor Culhane and Professor Michaela White are the principal investigators for a nationwide empirical research project on reaffirmation practice in bankruptcy with grants from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the Nebraska State Bar Associations Bankruptcy Section. She became Dean of Creighton University School of Law in 2010 and previously served as Interim Dean from July 2007 to June 2008. She retired as dean and professor in May 2015.

  • B.A. (1968), Carleton College
  • J.D. (1974), University of Iowa
  • Advanced Commercial Transactions
  • Banking Law and Regulation
  • Debtor-Creditor Relations
  • Secured Transactions in Real Property
  • Crisis in Small Towns, Daily Record, May 1, 2012, at 12
  • Limiting Litigation over Arbitration in Bankruptcy, The American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 493 (2009)
  • Catching Can-Pay Debtors: Is the Means-Test the Only Way?, with Michaela M. White, 13 The American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 665 (2005)
  • Poking Holes in Golden Parachutes: Management Pensions at Risk in Bankruptcy, The American Bankruptcy Institute, Jan. 2004, at 6
  • Legislative Update, The American Bankruptcy Institute, Nov. 2003, at 6
  • Conyers’ Bill Takes Aim at Insider Benefits, The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, July/Aug. at 6
  • Bankruptcy Cases on the Supreme Court’s October Term (pts. 1 & 2), The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Sept. 2003, at 6, The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Oct. 2003, at 10
  • But Can She Keep the Car? Some Thoughts on Collateral Retention in Chapter 7, with Michaela M. White, 7 Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 471 (2002)
  • Attachment and Perfection of Security Interests Under Revised Article 9: A “Nuts and Bolts” Primer, with Terry M. Anderson and Catherine Lee Wilson, 9 The American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 179 (2001)
  • Some Reaffirmation FAQ’s, with Michaela M. White, The Nebraska Lawyer, May 2001, at 10