Topics in Bankruptcy Law



SLN #: 72226
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Curley

Course Description:
This course explores how local, national, and international companies reorganize and survive during these difficult financial times. With no prerequisites, this 3-credit course, initially considers the concept of reorganization under the current bankruptcy law. Building on this knowledge, the course then tackles the issues of how and why companies file a bankruptcy petition, what funding or assets are available to pay creditors, how a city or county continues to operate while in bankruptcy, what types of plans are successful, and what happens if the company is unable to persuade creditors to accept a proposed plan. From an international law standpoint, we will consider the background of cross-border insolvencies, the new model insolvency law, and the interplay of treaties and public policy in the company’s reorganization and how such influences may affect the legal result. The course will include certain case studies and problems to assist you in understanding the legal issues to reach practical solutions.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Outstanding classroom participation, which includes completing and discussing the problems proposed will count as 4 points in determining whether a student has passed the course.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Withdrawal of the student for excessive absences may result in a failing grade or as a withdrawal, at the instructor's discretion.
Online Course Site: None