Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW7724
    Sched. No.: 114220364

Varieties of Financial Distress (SC)
Section 1
Skeel, David A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTWR, 1600-1730 (WB104)
Credits:1Type:Lecture - short course
Capacity:20 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:11 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
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Course Description:

This short course meets Monday-Thursday, 4:00-5:30 p.m., March 17-27.

In this short course, we will explore the many dimensions of financial distress, with a particular emphasis on the legal and political mechanisms that are used to address it. We will begin by asking just what a bankruptcy law is, at least as understood by the Supreme Court in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. We then will consider personal bankruptcy, corporate reorganization, the resolution rules of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy, the question whether states should be permitted to file for bankruptcy, and the recent Eurozone crisis in Greece and elsewhere. In each context, we will discuss both theory and practical issues, working primarily with scholarly materials but also newspaper, magazine and literary accounts.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this short course must attend the first class session.