LAWS235 Bankruptcy

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
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. 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;
    2. Analyze patterns in bankruptcy practice;
    3. Understand and discuss the substantive issues in bankruptcy law; and
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the procedural litigation issues in bankruptcy, including the collection process.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Federal bankruptcy law
    2. Bankruptcy procedure
    3. Asset liquidation
    4. Business reorganization
    5. Individual income rehabilitation
    6. Debtor, creditor and trustee relationships
    7. Ethics
    8. The collection process
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Exams, 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.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 12/2015; New Core 8/2015