Advanced Bankruptcy

Class Term: 
Fall Term 2015-2016
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Class Number: 
Class Schedule: 
8:30 am
11:35 am
Graduation Requirements: 
"W" Writing
Professional Skills
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Additional Information: 

1 – Most classes will take place at the law offices of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. located at One PPG Place, Suite 1500, Pittsburgh, PA  15222. Other locations will be announced during class.

2 – Students who have not attended the section 341 meeting of creditors may be required to do so to gain the necessary understanding of that process.

Grading Details: 

Students will be required to read and analyze the Bankruptcy Code and Rules and relevant case law, to draft assigned pleadings and to write papers or legal briefs on assigned topics. There will be four or five written assignments of increasing complexity. There will be no final examination. All assignments will be filed on the Bankruptcy Court's electronic filing system test data base. Class participation will be 15% of the grade. All papers other than the last will be equally rated as a percentage of the grade. The last written assignment will constitute 25% of the grade and will be to prepare a legal brief on a topic relevant to the discussion, in lieu of a final examination. Grades will be entirely derived from class participation and from the written assignments.