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Fall 2021

Course Description
This is a course in the law of secured transactions. The focus is upon Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, although the course also covers transactions secured by interests in financial assets, much of which is governed by Article 8 of the UCC. The course proceeds by introducing the foundation concepts of the attachment, perfection, and priority of security interests, in considerable detail, including questions of the competition between security interests and Federal tax liens. It applies these foundational concepts to particular settings, including those involving securities, intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks), leases and consignments, and fixtures. The student is introduced to problems involving the creation and enforcement of security interests in bankruptcy, including questions of preferences and fraudulent conveyances.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-23-2021 - 12-01-2021   W  9:00 AM-10:45 AM DL

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: First Year Contracts
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Course Delivery:
Online (synchronous and asynchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Basic
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Bar Subject(s):
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Area of Focus)   More information
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Concentration)   More information
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Commercial Law Selected Statues 2021-2022
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Warren & Walt
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 2021
    ISBN: 978-1647088781
  • Textbook Name: Commercial Law
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Warren & Walt
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: 10th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1683289487
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Week of August 23 (25) Hour One (synchronous): Preliminary and Administrative Matters; Scope of the Course Hour Two (synchronous): Nature of Security Interests; Nature and Evolution of UCC UCC §§ 1-201(37), 9-102(12), (28), (59), (72), (73), 9-109, 9-110, 9-201, 9-203 Warren & Walt, pp. 1-13 Hour Three (non-synchronous): Selected Definitions; Obligor and Debtor UCC §§ 1-201(37), 9-102(12), (28), (59), (72), (73), 9-109, 9-110, 9-201, 9-203 Warren & Walt, pp. 13-15 Hour Four (non-synchronous): Definition of Attachment UCC §§ 9-108, 9-203 Warren & Walt, pp. 15-17

    Commercial Law
    Foundation Press
    Warren & Walt
    10th Edition

    Commercial Law Selected Statues 2021-2022
    Foundation Press
    Warren & Walt

    Commercial Law Syllabus Fall 2021.docx



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2637
Office: G379