Curriculum Guide · Courses
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Professors D. Kuney and G. Neal
J.D. Course 054 | 3 credit hours
This course deals with all facets of corporate reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. It is designed to familiarize students with the central legal principles underlying reorganization and other remedies offered by Chapter 11 to business debtors, including the protections offered to creditors and other parties in interest in Chapter 11 cases. The course will deal with the responsibilities of counsel and the duties of the debtors and creditors committees. After completing the course, you will be able to counsel clients and to make persuasive arguments with respect to most basic issues arising in Chapter 11 cases. You will gain an understanding of business, commercial and financial concepts that underlie the reorganization of businesses. The reorganization of troubled companies is a multi-disciplinary task that brings to bear many other professional skill sets (including the skills of financial advisors, investment bankers, lenders, and accountants). You will also be shown how other areas of the law (including secured transactions, real property, securities, corporate, corporate finance, litigation, and employment law) may become material to a reorganization. The course is designed to be highly interactive. Class participation is welcome and strongly encouraged.
Students may not receive credit for this course and Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy or Corporate Reorganization and Business Bankruptcy.
The last class will meet on Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.