Bankruptcy (Law & Business)

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 19/50
Credits: 4
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MWR
  • 1410-1530
  • SL262
08/31/2022 12/07/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course examines corporate bankruptcy. We study the principal provisions of the Bankruptcy Code (automatic stay, claims valuation, powers of the debtor in possession, reorganization, etc.) as well as laws governing non-bankruptcy workouts. We do not spend time discussing issues specific to consumer bankruptcies. While the class primarily focuses on bankruptcy law, we will also complete one or more business school case studies to understand how stakeholders use valuation methods to argue for a larger share of the payout in a bankruptcy or non-bankruptcy workout.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Students in this course are expected to have knowledge and familiarity with basic accounting and corporate finance. Satisfactory completion of Law 6100 and Law 6101 would meet this expectation, or the accounting/finance familiarity may come from college coursework or work experience. If a student has knowledge/familiarity of accounting and corporate finance from college-level coursework or work experience, but is unsure whether their exposure meets the instructor’s expectations, such students are encouraged to discuss it with the instructor. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Bankruptcy (7007)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
122819882
Law No.
LAW8002
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 29, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM
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