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794 - Business Bankruptcy
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Exam
The course will focus on the business bankruptcy process, principally Chapter 11 reorganizations. Topics to be addressed include the basics of federal bankruptcy law, including the automatic stay, avoidance of fraudulent and preferential transfers, treatment of executory contracts, operation of a company during bankruptcy, sale of assets in Chapter 11 and formulation and confirmation of a plan of reorganization. The course will focus on both the overarching goals of Chapter 11 as well as the impact of current economic conditions on business reorganizations. The class will be a blend of lecture and in-class discussion, with emphasis on a problem-solving method of instruction. Classroom discussion will focus primarily on preassigned problems that students will be expected to analyze by applying principles derived from their review of the Bankruptcy Code and readings in the textbook. No prior experience with bankruptcy or Article 9 of the UCC is required.
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