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LAWS 3379 Consumer Bankruptcy (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course studies bankruptcy relief for individual debtors under chapter 7 (liquidation) and chapter 13 (rehabilitation). Topics covered include pre-bankruptcy planning, the means test, eligibility, property of the estate, the automatic stay, exemptions, lien avoidance, non-dischargeable debts including domestic support and other marital obligations, jurisdiction issues, reaffirmation and redemption rights, the trustees avoiding powers, avoidance actions (preferences and fraudulent transfers), chapter 13 plans, and the bankruptcy discharge. The course adopts a problem-solving approach. The final grade for the course is based on an in-class final exam. Students should take this course if they plan to: 1) practice in a small firm; 2) represent consumers and small business owners; 3) practice domestic relations law; 4) apply for a bankruptcy court clerkship


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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13