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Bankruptcy (LAWS 5415)

Course Info

An introduction to bankruptcy law, with emphasis on the current Federal Bankruptcy Code. The course includes Chapter 7 (liquidation bankruptcy proceedings), Chapter 11 (business reorganizations), and Chapter 13 (simplified reorganizations for individuals and sole proprietorships). Also considered are various state law debtor-creditor remedies and the impact of bankruptcy on such remedies. Prior enrollment in the UCC and debtor-creditor courses may be helpful but is not mandatory.


Prof. Matt Salerno

Prof. Matthew Salerno is a Lecturer in Law in the LLEAP 3: Transactional program, where he draws from almost two decades of practice, mostly dealing with business restructuring and corporate counseling.

Prof. Marvin Sicherman

Prof. Marvin Sicherman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University and a practicing bankruptcy attorney.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.


Computer-Aided Legal Instruction (CALI) requires an authorization code to use. If you do not have a CALI account, please contact Kieran Layton or the reference desk for assistance.

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) Bankruptcy lessons

Audio Guides