LAW Bankruptcy Introduction

Prof. Carter G. Bishop,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


This course studies bankruptcy relief for individual and business debtors under chapter 7 (liquidation) and chapters 11 (reorganization) and 13 (rehabilitation). Topics covered include pre-bankruptcy planning, the means test, eligibility, property of the estate, the automatic stay, exemptions, lien avoidance, non-dischargeable debts including domestic support and other marital obligations, jurisdiction issues, reaffirmation and redemption rights, the trustees avoiding powers, avoidance actions (preferences and fraudulent transfers), chapter 11 and 13 plans, and the bankruptcy discharge. Students should take this course if they plan to practice in a small firm, represent consumers and small business owners, or apply for a bankruptcy court clerkship.


  Prerequisite: Suggested Commercial Law Survey or Secured Transactions

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Financial Services Concentration Requirements

pointer    Final Exam Required


<<Course Updated: March 26, 2015>>