Khalil Bryant, Class of 2022, named Distinguished Law Student for the Sixth Circuit by American College of Bankruptcy

Khalil Bryant, Class of 2022, has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy as its Distinguished Law Student for the Sixth Circuit.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Bryant is a Dean’s Scholar at VLS. After graduation, he plans to join Haynes & Boone in Houston, where he will work in the Corporate Transactions group.

Khalil Bryant ’22
Bryant is one of six law students selected by the American College of Bankruptcy to receive this honor. The five other honorees respresent the Second, Fifth, Seventh, Eight and Tenth federal judicial circuits.
To qualify for this prestigious award, students must be nominated by either a College member or a professor or dean of their law school. Nominees undergo a rigorous evaluation process that includes interviews, submission of written materials and a review of the candidate’s academic standing.
Yesha Yadav, a professor of law whose work focuses on financial and securities regulation, nominated Bryant for the honor. Yadav serves as associate dean and Robert Belton Director of Diversity, Equity and Community at Vanderbilt Law School.
All nominated law students are considered by their respective Circuit council, which selects the Distinguished Law Student; only one student is selected from each Circuit.
Bryant will have an opportunity to meet honorees from other circuits at the ACB’s annual induction ceremony March 31 to April 2 in Denver, where the students will also have an opportunity to meet many of the most distinguished bankruptcy practitioners and judges in the country.
“Many of the Distinguished Students honored by the College have gone on to make their own important contributions to bankruptcy law and practice,” The ACB said in a statement announcing the awards.
Bryant earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University. As a 3L, he has served as president of the Black Law Students Association and of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society.