Formerly numbered Law 552B
This 3 credit consumer bankruptcy policy seminar will meet one day a week for two hours and will require students to prepare a major research paper and lead class discussion on at least one discussion topic. After a few class sections during which the professor and students develop basic bankruptcy policy, students will lead discussions on a rotating basis during the next several class sessions. Paper topics will be selected by students, after consultation with other students and the professor. Topics will involve cutting-edge issues of consumer bankruptcy policy, such as the consumer debtor�s fresh start and future income in bankruptcy, valuation of a secured creditor�s collateral in bankruptcy, trading claims in bankruptcy, nondischargeable debts, bankruptcy crimes, and the like. It is also possible that students will write policy papers based on ethical and agency problems as applied to the bankruptcy system. No examination will be administered. This is the easiest course I teach.