Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 698 Consumer Bankruptcy



Course Description

Recommended for those who may represent consumers or their creditors in any form, this timely course constitutes an intensive overview of the remedies and strategies available to debtors under Chapters 7 and 13, the liquidation and reorganization provisions of the federal Bankruptcy Code typically employed by consumers. Topics include pre-bankruptcy planning, exemptions, and discharge of debt, including the effect of bankruptcy law on domestic relations disputes. Students are exposed to the perspectives of both debtors and creditors in the bankruptcy process. It is required that LAW 746 Secured Transactions be taken previously or simultaneously, but this requirement may be waived by the advance consent of the instructor and approval by the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.