Law 238






Fall 2015 - Jacoby: 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. 

Spring 2016 - Gibson: 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).

Fall 2015 - Jacoby: This course is appropriate for 2Ls as well as 3Ls. You may take bankruptcy and secured credit in any order or concurrently.

Spring 2016 - Gibson: 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.

Fall 2015 - Jacoby: None. Note that this bankruptcy course (or Professor Gibson's bankruptcy course) is itself a prerequisite to take Business Bankruptcy or Corporate Reorganization, both RWE seminars.

Spring 2016 - Gibson: None.

E. Gibson, M. Jacoby

Fall, Spring
UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

If you are seeing this, you are either using a non-graphical browser or Netscape 4.x (4.7, 4.8, etc.) and this page appears very plain. If you are using a 4.x version of Netscape, this site is fully functional but lacks styles and optimizations available in other browsers. For full functionality, please upgrade your browser to the latest version of Internet Explorer or Firefox.