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256.6F sec. 1 - Bankruptcy Law (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Kenneth Ayotte  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: TuTh 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 170

Course Start: August 26, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49739

This course is an introduction to federal bankruptcy law with an emphasis on issues affecting the bankruptcy of business organizations. The class will cover the policies behind the Bankruptcy Code and such concepts as the automatic stay, the definition of the bankruptcy estate, the ability to avoid preferences and fraudulent transfers, sales of businesses through a bankruptcy proceeding, and issues affecting the ability to confirm a plan of reorganization. In addition, the course will address bankruptcy concepts that greatly affect other areas of law, including the rights of secured creditors, licensing of intellectual property, means of resolving mass torts, the enforceability and practical utility of provisions commonly found in financing agreements and contracts, and efforts to contract around the Bankruptcy Code via securitizations and similar structures. Particular attention will be given to recent chapter 11 cases and appellate decisions of note. Although the emphasis will be on bankruptcies involving businesses, the course will also touch on the issues unique to consumer bankruptcies. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Business Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Economics

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  • Bankruptcy & Article 9 2013 Statutory Supplement
    Edition: 2013
    Publisher: WK
    ISBN: 9781454827924
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $48.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Bankruptcy, Cases, Problems and Materials
    Barry E. Adler, Thomas H. Jackson, Douglas G. Baird,
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781587787577
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 190.13
    Price Source: ecampus

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