Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law
- I. Course Number and Title
- LAWS235 Bankruptcy
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- LAWS100 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course utilizes a learning management space to supplement course materials.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course provides an overview of the federal bankruptcy law, its purposes and procedures, with special emphasis on asset liquidation, business reorganization, and individual income rehabilitation plans. Other topics include the relationship of debtor, creditor and trustee, ethics, litigation, and the collection process.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Identify and explain the role of the paralegal in a bankruptcy practice, the ethical and legal issues in bankruptcy practice, and the rights of debtors in bankruptcy;
- Analyze patterns in bankruptcy practice;
- Understand and discuss the substantive issues in bankruptcy law; and
- Demonstrate an understanding of the procedural litigation issues in bankruptcy, including the collection process.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Federal bankruptcy law
- Bankruptcy procedure
- Asset liquidation
- Business reorganization
- Individual income rehabilitation
- Debtor, creditor and trustee relationships
- The collection process
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructors' course syllabus are utilized.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 12/2015; New Core 8/2015