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It is with great sadness that the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law announces the death of Professor Christopher Frost, beloved educator and colleague, on Thursday, Jan. 13. 2021.

“Some of you had Professor Frost in class, others of you probably heard about his legendary skill in the classroom,” UK Rosenberg Law Dean Mary J. Davis said in a message to students. “He was a fabulous, dedicated professor. He is a graduate of this law school.  He loved this place and our students. To say he will be missed is a colossal understatement. Please think of his family and friends at this difficult time.”

Frost joined the College of Law faculty in 1998. He previously served as associate dean for three years under former Dean Allan Walker Vestal, who was appointed in 2000, and Frost was instrumental in getting funding for classroom upgrades in the law building during that time.

He received a B.B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1983 and graduated from the College of Law in 1986, where he served as articles editor for the Kentucky Law Journal and was elected to Order of the Coif.

Following law school, Frost practiced bankruptcy and commercial law with the firm of Sidley & Austin in Chicago. He was on the faculty of the Saint Louis University School of Law from 1990 until 1998 served as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and at the UK College of Law.

Frost taught contracts, bankruptcy, secured transactions, and payment systems at UK and his research focused on corporate bankruptcy law. He is the author of Corporate Governance in Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Collier Monograph 2011). He also served as a contributing editor of the Bankruptcy Law Letter in which he authored more than 50 articles on all aspects of bankruptcy law. His articles on corporate reorganizations have been published in journals including the Hastings Law Journal, the North Carolina Law Review, the Arizona Law Review, the Tulane Law Review the Journal of Corporation Law, and the American Bankruptcy Law Journal.

Frost served as chair of the Kentucky Equal Justice Center, and he recently served on the Avoiding Powers Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute Commission to Reform Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.