International InsolvencyClass Term:
Spring Term 2021-2022Catalog Number:
3 (0 Contact, 0 Field)Graduation Requirements:
International / ComparativePriority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
Grading will be based primarily on the final take-home exam, with consideration also given to participation in class and in answering lecturers' questions.
Recommended Prior or Concurrent Courses
Each spring semester, the American College of Bankrup[tcy offers a live internet-based course in international insolvency law. This innovative course is shared by law schools across the United Stated and in foreign countries through liver interactive video over the internet. Experts from around the globe are brought in by the College as guest lecturers for each class session. Ronert Lapowsky, a College Fellow and the course rpofessor at Penn, serves as Course Leader in charge of scheduling the speakers and coordinating the lectures. In addition to the weekly lectures, Pitt students will meet weekly and in-person with Professor Schaffer for an additional on hour session. These sessions will supplement the material offered online and introduce students to the basics of international capital markets, which is quite relevant given the exten to which international insolvency often involves questions of public debt.