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Professor Margaret Howard
W74-645E see 01
M, T, W, Th, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
(3 hrs)

Bankruptcy is a study of the rights of secured and unsecured creditors under federal bankruptcy law, and the corresponding rights of debtors. The course will examine issues of who may file bankruptcy, how secured and unsecured creditors are paid under the various bankruptcy chapters, and the powers of trustees to alter rights that creditors enjoy under state law. We will cover the impact of federal bankruptcy law on mass torts, environmental law and labor relations. The course also examines the types of property that debtors may exempt from their creditors under state and federal law, and the types of debts that survive the discharge in bankruptcy. The course carries three hours of credit. Students' performance in the course will be evaluated on the basis of a three-hour written examination.