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Fall 2021
6347 Secured Financing - DOLE- 17886

Professor(s): Richard Dole (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  TTH  Location: 109  BLB

Course Outline: When a debtor runs into financial trouble, the likelihood of a particular creditor getting repaid in whole or in part will often depend on whether the creditor lent on a secured or unsecured basis. Compared to an unsecured creditor, a secured creditor possesses vastly superior legal rights in the collection and enforcement of debts. This course will address the "elevated" legal rights of the secured creditor by focusing upon Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (the "UCC") -- the law of secured financing. We will discuss the rights and remedies of the secured creditor and the unsecured creditor under state law, and we will also address the effect of bankruptcy upon these rights and remedies (no prior knowledge of bankruptcy is required). The course is taught from a problem-solving approach; thus, the classes will focus upon discussing and analyzing real-world legal problems.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/26/21

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/09 6pm-9pm  109 BLB    

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (4/9/2021 5:19:25 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: (1) L. LoPucki, E. Warren & R. Lawless, Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach (9th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2020) ISBN: 9781543804508 (2) West, Selected Commercial Statutes (2020) Unabridged Edition, which includes the Bankruptcy Code) (the Statutory Supplement or SS) ISBN 978-1-68467-9645; (3) the Supplemental Problems Index; and (4) materials supplied by the Instructor.