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Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
J.D. Course 054 | 3 credit hours
This course is a general introduction to bankruptcy law. The course begins with a brief analysis of various state laws that relate to or are directly incorporated into the bankruptcy law. Judicial and statutory liens, execution, garnishment, debtors' exemptions, and fraudulent conveyances are reviewed. The course then moves to a consideration of the Bankruptcy Code. Topics include: initiation of bankruptcy proceedings; the automatic stay; property of the bankruptcy estate; the trustee's avoiding powers, including preferential transfers and fraudulent conveyances; secured, priority, and unsecured creditors' rights; debtors' exemption rights; the discharge of debt; liquidation under Chapter 7; and rehabilitation plans under Chapters 11 and 13.
Recommended: Prior or concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions; Commercial Law: Secured Transactions and Payment Systems.
Students may not receive credit for this course and Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy or Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganizations.