Lecture/Discussion - 3 Hours. Even as stock markets break records (and unemployment rates hit historic lows), economic disruption is an abiding feature of American life. Think, e.g.: growing income disparities; the demise of brick-and-mortar retailers; competition from foreign manufacturers; burgeoning student loan debt; the growing cost of health care, etc. This course will address the basics of Chapter 7 liquidation, Chapter 11 business-reorganization and Chapter 13 consumer-reorganization; it will emphasize how bankruptcy law interfaces with the practices of commercial, corporate, real property, intellectual property and family law. This course is both for students concentrating in business law and for those who are not. It does not assume prior experience with business or bankruptcy law.
Final Assessment: Exam.