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PLEG295 - Bankruptcy Law

Semester Credit Hour(s) 3
This course is designed to provide students an overview of bankruptcy law with particular emphasis on how bankruptcy stands as a remedy for both debtors and creditors. Through in-depth study of this material, students will learn about the sources of current bankruptcy law, the persons involved in the bankruptcy process, and the forms of bankruptcy filings and how to select the best option for client. This course will place an emphasis on understanding the paralegal’s role throughout the bankruptcy process and will provide the student with an opportunity to engage in multiple hands-on drafting projects to develop the professional skills necessary to support attorneys practicing in this field. Finally, students will evaluate the many ethical issues that arise in this practice area and learn strategies to avoid the appearance of impropriety and unauthorized practice of law when dealing with the day-to-day operations of a legal practice setting.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: PLEG 100