Broome section Spring semester 2014: Sales (3 hours) (in some years) deals with the sale of goods under Article 2 of the UCC and Payment Systems (3 hours) (in some years) deals with negotiable instruments (checks and promissory notes) under Articles 3 and 4. Secured Transactions is a foundation course normally taken by 3Ls. Secured Transactions may not be taken in addition to the 4-hour course, Sales and Secured Transactions, which is occasionally offered.
Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions cover some common topics, but a student may enroll in both courses. Bankruptcy is not a prerequisite or co-requisite for Secured Transactions. Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions cover some common topics, but a students may enroll in both courses. Bankruptcy is not a prerequisite or co-requisite for Secured Transactions.
Jacoby section Fall semester 2013:
Due to my course materials that treat commercial law as an integrated system, secured transactions does overlap with bankruptcy. However, it is great to take both courses, and to take them in any order or concurrently. Although the school labels secured transactions "core" and bankruptcy "non-core," bankruptcy may be a more useful selection for some students who plan to take one or the other. Either is also great for 2Ls. Please feel free to come talk to me if you'd like to compare these options in your circumstances.