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Business Bankruptcy (Spring 2018)

Course Description

This course focuses on corporate reorganization and its relationship to corporate finance. We will study the legal requirements for reorganization plans under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as the use of going concern sales outside of a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. We will study important doctrinal issues relating to reorganization of corporate groups, including substantive consolidation and equitable subordination. We will investigate avoidance actions in bankruptcy, including preferences and fraudulent conveyance, and the treatment of pre-bankruptcy contracts. Other topics include the financing of corporate debtors in bankruptcy and workouts and duties to creditors outside of bankruptcy. Finally, we will also introduce and ultimately master some basic tools of corporate finance--present value, expected value, and risk and diversification. 

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 3
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Schedule: M/W 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Room Number: Room 2
  • Exam: In-class exam
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills Requirement: no
  • Participation: Required