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Consumer Bankruptcy: Legal Theory and Practice (6)

This Legal Theory and Practice offering will focus on the consumer chapter 7 bankruptcy cases and will also discuss chapter 13 bankruptcy. It will involve both a traditional classroom component and an experiential learning component during which students will work hand in hand with experienced consumer bankruptcy practitioners representing low-income, pro bono individual debtors in their federal, chapter 7 bankruptcy cases before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. Students will meet in a traditional classroom setting once per week, during which time students will study applicable theory and doctrine relating to consumer bankruptcy and debtors’ and creditors’ rights. In addition, students will discuss, in depth, issues relating to the preparation and filing of federal bankruptcy cases. Students then will work with practitioners throughout the semester to counsel pro bono individual debtor clients, assist the clients in preparing their bankruptcy petitions and related filings, and represent the clients in their bankruptcy cases. This six-credit clinic is a terrific opportunity to learn legal concepts involving commercial, collections, domestic, tort, criminal and other areas of law regarding their application in the federal bankruptcy court system while helping consumers address their financial burdens by filing chapter 7 bankruptcies.

While there is a pre-requisite for this course, it will be waived, at the Professor’s discretion, for students who commit to attend a pre-session orientation review given just prior to the beginning of the semester.

P: Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Current & Previous Instructors:
David Portney;

593R (CRN: 97686)       Credits: 6
    Portney.
    Fall, 2018 (Evening).
    Wed: 6:30-8:30  
    Room 310.
    0 openings. (Limit 8). Faculty permission required to add or drop.
    


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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Admissions: PHONE: (410) 706-3492 FAX: (410) 706-1793

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