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College of Law

Bankruptcy Law

Course Number: 6620
Professor: M. Duff
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None.

Course Overview: (Sp19) The Bankruptcy Law course explores legal issues concerning the rights of debtors and creditors. It begins with a brief survey of state law remedies available to creditors. These include judgment execution and related proceedings, which provide for seizure and sale of a debtor's property, avoidance of a debtor's fraudulent transfer of property, and other remedies provided by state law.

Most of the course surveys federal bankruptcy law under the Bankruptcy Code, which creates a system of bankruptcy tribunals whose sole function is the handling of bankruptcy cases. The cases involve  situations in which the assets of a debtors are sold and the proceeds distributed to creditors (a liquidation); and cases in which debtors retain assets and work out plans to pay debts in part or in full (a reorganization).

Course Materials: The course will use a free online casebook that is part of the eLangdell series  (printed books are available at reasonable cost but are not necessary for most students).  Additional details about the book will be available on the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Lecture and problem discussion.
Written Assignments: Quizzes will be assigned a few times during the semester through Westlaw/TWEN.
Type of Exam: Quizzes throughout semester and three-hour essay exam.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Seventy-five percent of the grade is based on a final examination and twenty-five percent of the grade is based on quizzes.
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