Law 238






Jacoby Fall 2014: The possibility of bankruptcy is in the backdrop to every loan, contract, transaction, and investment. This course explores the law and policy of the federal bankruptcy system in addressing problems of financially distressed individuals, families, small businesses, and big corporations, and their creditors and other stakeholders (e.g., banks and other institutional lenders, governments, spouses and children, employees, retirees, tort claimants, trade suppliers, landlords, bondholders). May include some discussion of municipal bankruptcy.

Gibson Spring 2015: This course is devoted to the study of federal bankruptcy law. Included within the course coverage are consumer bankruptcy (including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies); and business bankruptcy (including Chapter 11 and the trustee's avoiding powers).

Jacoby Fall 2014: This course is appropriate for 2Ls and 3Ls. It is a more generalist course, useful for all students, than secured transactions, which is more specialized. You may take bankruptcy and secured credit in any order or concurrently.

Gibson Spring 2015: There is some overlap in the coverage of this course and secured transactions, primarily in the area of the trustee's avoiding powers. No prior knowledge of secured transactions is assumed, however, and this course may be taken before, during, after, or in place of secured transactions.

Gibson section: None

Jacoby section: Note that this bankruptcy course (or Professor Gibson's bankruptcy course) is itself a prerequisite to take the business bankruptcy transition to practice class.

E. Gibson, M. Jacoby

Fall, Spring
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