LAWS235: Bankruptcy
Section: H84     (Hybrid)

About This Course

Semester and YearSpring 2014 / (15 weeks): Jan 22, 2014 to May 19, 2014
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Mitchell Aglow   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8344
Campus Location: 335 Grupp Hall

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Classroom and Web-based instruction

Official College Course Description

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Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

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Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • Read the important instructor supplied information located at the end of this document

REQUIRED Campus Meetings

There are MANDATORY campus meetings or tests other than orientation. You should NOT register for this course if you are unavailable to attend these meetings.

This hybrid section meets Occasionally

Number of required on-campus meetings: 3
Dates/Locations of required meetings: 2/13/14 6:30-8pm 3/06/14 6:30-8pm 4/17/14 6:30-8pm

Getting Started With This Course


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Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.

Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.

Other Information about the Course

You will need to purchase both a text and the Bankruptcy Code for this course. You will also want to have access to Canvas for this Hybrid course. The text is BASIC BANKRUPTCY LAW FOR PARALEGALS, 2ND ABRIDGED EDITION; BUCHBINDER AND COOPER; PUBLISHER, WALTERS KLUWER/ASPEN. For the Bankruptcy Code, purchase THE PORTABLE BANKRUPTCY CODE AND RULES, 2013 EDITION or later, SALLY M. HENRY, EDITOR; PUBLISHER, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION.

You will be reading a chapter in the text a week except when taking an online exam or attending our 3 face to face meetings where you will be reviewing the bankruptcy forms on the Best Case Bankruptcy Software. Online, there will be a focus or outline of the chapter material, along with power points, examinations and assigned projects. BE AWARE THAT ALL PROJECTS MUST BE COMPLETED THROUGH BEST CASE BANKRUPTCY SOFTWARE WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED THROUGH THEIR WEB SITE. I CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH A CD ROM TO DOWNLOAD BEST CASE BANKRUPTCY AT OUR FACE TO FACE MEETING OF 2/13 OR AT MY OFFICE DURING OFFICE HOURS AT PENN 335 IN NEWTOWN. WE WILL ALSO MEET ON 3/6 AND 4/17. WE WILL MEET AT 6:30 PM IN GATEWAY 205. YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS TO WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM AND THE INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER TO ACCESS THE BEST CASE BANKRUPTCY PROGRAM.

Your grade in the course will be based on several written projects, online examinations plus credit for a required quiz to gain entry into the online portion of the course. Your projects may be submitted online from home. Examinations must be taken at one of the College's three testing centers.