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Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Advanced Topics Seminar

It is recommended but not required to take either Debtors' and Creditor' Rights or Secured Transactions prio to taking this course. This course is designed to give students with an interest in bankruptcy or commercial law an opportunity to engage with the current academic and policy debates surrounding bankruptcy law, commercial law and consumer redit. Representative topics include: the efficiency of secured credit and asset securitization, forum choice and forum shopping in international bankruptcy, the public choice of international and domestic commercial law harmonization efforts, consumer decisionmaking and consumer credit, the role of gatekeepers in credit markets.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Students will be expected to comment on scholarly presentations and to prepare and present their own substantial independent research paper,as well as give comments on papers to members of the class. This paper will entitle students to a one credit add-on and may be used to satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement.