Secured Transactions



SLN #: 26469
Course Prefix: LAW-622
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Gilman

Course Description:
Many business and consumer transactions depend upon credit. Business and consumer lawyers often must advise clients on how to plan and negotiate such transactions and counsel them on the legal consequences and the rights and remedies available to them. In some cases, credit is "unsecured" -- it is simply the contractual undertaking of the obligor. But in many situations, the creditor will insist that the debt be "secured" by giving the creditor an interest in some property of the debtor. The course on Secured Transactions examines these transactions and introduces students to the main types of financing transactions prevalent today and the key problems that arise in planning and performing such agreements. Understanding the law of secured transactions is essential for attorneys who engage in a business, finance, or corporate transactions practice as well as those who represent parties who sell or finance property of all kinds or who expect to engage in commercial litigation, consumer law, or business transactional planning. The course is taught using the problem method. Students are expected as part of their daily preparation to work out solutions to specific “real life” problems using the statutory materials and text. This course is part of a larger commercial law curriculum, but it is not necessary to have taken any of the other commercial law courses as a prerequisite. No prior business experience is necessary.

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
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None