Vince Buccola

Vincent Buccola

Professor of Law

Vince Buccola is a Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches courses spanning the fields of corporate management and finance. His research focuses especially on the law of leveraged finance, distress, restructuring, and bankruptcy.

Buccola received a BA from Wesleyan University and a JD from the University of Chicago. After law school, he clerked for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and practiced as a trial lawyer at Bartlit Beck. He began his academic career as a Bigelow Fellow and then spent a decade on the faculty of the Wharton School before returning to Hyde Park.


University of Chicago Law School

JD, with High Honors (2008)

Wesleyan University

BA, with High Honors in History (2003)
Thesis: “Religious Solitude in Medieval England”


University of Chicago Law School

Professor of Law (2024–)
Visiting Associate Professor of Law (2023)
Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law (2012-2014)

NYU School of Law

Visiting Professor of Law (2024)

The Wharton School | University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics (2021-2024)
Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (2022)
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics (2014-2021)