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Spring 2021

Course Description
Corporate insolvency today is rarely contained within a single nation’s bankruptcy jurisdiction. Most large corporations have assets and operations in multiple countries and are often part of a “corporate group” that includes affiliated entities operating in numerous countries, many of which will file their own insolvency proceedings in their countries of incorporation. In these instances, the bankruptcy practitioner needs to know something about foreign insolvency laws as well as the U.S. laws that facilitate coordination among the U.S. and foreign bankruptcy courts. The course consists of two modules, Comparative Insolvency Law and Managing Cross-Border Cases. The first module covers the substance question: what are the insolvency laws like in other major international business centers. The second covers the procedural question: how do bankruptcy laws facilitate cross-border coordination. The course is taught in conjunction with other participating law schools. There is a live component to the class, led by Professor Patricia Redmond, but the majority of the lectures are delivered through remote synchronous video, with guest lecturers who are leading professors, attorneys, judges, and policymakers from around the world. Leading U.S. insolvency experts act as commentators to keep the discussions lively and highlight important points. Because the sessions will be broadcast live to all participating law schools, students at each school are able to ask questions in real time and have them answered immediately by the guest lecturer. In addition, Professor Redmond can answer questions during the lectures and delve more deeply into important issues during the time reserved for local discussion following the lectures.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-25-2021 - 04-14-2021   T  6:40 PM-8:20 PM DL

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: Bankruptcy
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Specialized
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None