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This is an excellent course for J.D. students with an interest in bankruptcy law, as more and more bankruptcy cases have cross-border issues. The course has also proved to be of value to LLM students and to students pursuing MBA degrees with an interest in international finance.
While some background in United States bankruptcy law is helpful, the course is designed so that students who have not taken a prior bankruptcy course can participate. Those students who have not taken bankruptcy will be required to view a series of video lectures covering the fundamentals of U.S. bankruptcy law prepared by Prof. G. Ray Warner of St. John’s University. In addition, the first hour of the first session is structured as an overview of aspects of U.S. bankruptcy law that are relevant to the cross-border issues covered in the remainder of the sessions.
The final grade will be based principally on the final exam, with some recognition for class participation.