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Spring 2019

Course Description
This course explores the Bankruptcy Code's critical role in a credit economy. We will examine this role in a wide array of scenarios, ranging from personal bankruptcies to the failures of large multinational corporations. The course is taught exclusively from problems that are designed to explore the social and economic implications of credit default and forgiveness. Through the problem-based approach, students will explore the Bankruptcy Code with a focus on the transactional and policy implications inherent in bankruptcy law. The course provides some commercial background for these problems. Thus, previous courses in Commercial Law may be beneficial but are not required.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-14-2019 - 04-23-2019   MW  9:00 AM-10:50 AM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: None. Commercial law recommended.
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Specialized
Family & Personal - Related
Government & Regulation - Related
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: The Law of Debitors and Creditors
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Warren, Westbrook, Porter & Pottow
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: Seventh Edition
    ISBN: 978-1454822387
  • Textbook Name: Bankruptcy & Article 9: 2018 Statutory Supplement
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Warren, Elizabeth
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2018 Statutory Supplement
    ISBN: 978-1454894599
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Read Assignment 1 and work through problems 1.1-1.3.

    The casebook for this course is Warren, Westbrook, Porter & Pottow: The Law of Debtors and Creditors (7th ed. 2014) (ISBN: 978-1454822387). There is also a statutory supplement - Warren: Bankruptcy & Article 9: 2018 Statutory Supplement (ISBN: 978-1454894599)

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Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-8446
Office: G276