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Fall 2020 Course

Introduction to Bankruptcy Law

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule

This course concerns the law and finance of corporate bankruptcy with an emphasis on reorganization. The course reviews the fundamentals of debt contracting, including the role of events of default, debt priority and security interests. The course examines various aspects of the bankruptcy process: including the automatic stay, the avoidance of prebankruptcy transactions (e.g. fraudulent conveyances and preferences), the treatment of executory contracts, the debtor’s governance structure during bankruptcy, the financing of operations and investments in bankruptcy, sales of assets or acquisition of the company during bankruptcy, and the process of negotiating, voting, and ultimately confirming a plan of reorganization.