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Spring 2022
5365 Bankruptcy - DOLE- 24845

Professor(s): Richard Dole (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MW  Location: 144  BLB

Course Outline: In recent years, large numbers of both businesses and individuals have filed bankruptcy. The course emphasizes the effect that bankruptcy can have on on-going transactions. Both the real-world advantages to debtors of filing bankruptcy and way in which transactions can be "bankruptcy proofed" are discussed. The 2005 Bankruptcy Code Amendments are emphasized.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


First Day Assignments: Prior to the first class session, students should
obtain a copy of and read as assigned: (1) the SPRING Syllabus; (2) the Barney’s Story
Handout; (3) the Debt Relief Agencies Handout; (4) Bankruptcy Rule 9011 on SS pp.812-
814; (5) Milavetz, Gallop, & Milavetz, P.A. v. U.S., 559 U.S. 229 (2010); (6) In re
Humphries, 453 B.R. 261 (E.D. Mich. 2011); (7) the Chart of State Median Family Income
for cases filed on or after 5/15/21; (8) the List of Bankruptcy Filing Fees on SS 506-507; (9)
the Assignment One Handout; and (10) the Assignment 2 Handout.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/11 1pm-4pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (10/19/2021 9:08:32 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: (1) E. Warren, J. Westbrook, K. Porter & J. Pottow, The Law of Debtors and Creditors (8th Ed. 2021) (the Casebook or CB) ISBN: 9781454893516; (2) Bankruptcy Code, Rules, and Official Forms (West Law School Edition 2021)(the Statutory Supplement or SS) ISBN: 9781647088903; and (3) materials supplied by the Instructor.