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Fall 2022

Course Description
An intensive study of the problems of the debtor and creditor under federal bankruptcy law. The course will focus particularly on issues concerning the insolvency system, bankruptcy estate, the automatic stay, discharge in Chapter 7, the avoiding powers of the trustee, and reorganization in Chapter 11 and various strategies to achieve objectives. The text will be supplemented with lectures on rules, procedures and recent cases as well as practical methods of dealing with the subject matter.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-22-2022 - 11-30-2022   MW  7:30 PM-8:50 PM F108

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: (Commercial Law) recommended but not required
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
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: Mini Code Mini Rules
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Publisher: AWHFY
    Edition: 2022
  • Textbook Name: Bankruptcy
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Daniel J. Bussel, David A. Skeel, Jr. & Michelle M. Harner
    Publisher: Foundation
    Edition: 11th
    ISBN: 9781684673100
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Chapter 1 Introduction to Bankruptcy pp. 1-32 A. Consensual and Judicial Liens 1. Security Interests in Personal Property 2. Security Interests in Real Property 3. Judicial Liens B. Early Bankruptcy Law C. Overview of Bankruptcy/Current Events 1. Introduction 2. Types of Bankruptcy 3. Eligibility for Bankruptcy 4. The Petition in Bankruptcy and the Automatic Stay 5. The Trustee in Bankruptcy 6. Meetings of Creditors 7. Claims in Bankruptcy 8. Distribution of Assets to Unsecured Creditors 9. Discharge D. Commencement of Bankruptcy   

    Bankruptcy Chapter 1 pp 1-32.pdf