Topics in Bankruptcy Law

SLN #: 82987
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 013
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
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.