ATTENDANCE AT THE FIRST CLASS SESSION IS REQUIRED
(unless permission is granted by Prof. Ehrlich)
MATERIALS FOR THE BANKRUPTCY COURSE
Pick up the materials in the Bookstore
1. Ehrlich, Photocopied Assignments & Readings (2013 edition)
2. Ehrlich, Photocopied Official Bankruptcy Forms (2013 edition)
3. Ehrlich, Materials For Students Who Have Not Taken Secured Transactions (available online)
1. A Note For Students Who Have Not Taken Secured Transactions:
a. The course in Secured Transactions is recommended but not required.† If you have not taken Secured Transactions, I will provide you with helpful background readings and tell you when and what to read.† Usually about 40-60% of the students in Bankruptcy have not taken Secured Transactions.
2. Tuesday, January 7:
a. Introduction: Read pages 1-35 of the Readings.† Donít skip the Blackstone excerpts.† If you donít have time to get to the Bookmart, you can access pages 1-35 here.
b. Be prepared to identify two fundamental reasons for having bankruptcy laws.
c. Read a very recent update on the impact of the Bankruptcy Amendments & Consumer Protection Act of 2005: Update
d. Students who have not taken Secured Transactions should read the material referred to on the first page of the photocopied Secured Transaction materials: Materials For Students Who Have Not Taken Secured Transactions
e. Take a look at the lists of corporate bankruptcies in the following links.† Do any of the companies seem familiar?
3. Thursday, January 9:
a. State Law Remedies: Read the materials listed in Part II (A)(1) of the Assignments and review the Judicial Council forms referred to in part II(A)(2). The forms are also available online: Writ of Execution, Notice of Levy, Memorandum of Garnishee, Exemptions From The Enforcement Of Judgments, Claim of Exemption
i. Fill-in parts 1-19 of the Writ of Execution, and parts 1-3 of the Notice of Levy.† Click here for more information.
b. Take a look at the California Judicial Council ďAbstract of JudgmentĒ form.† What is the purpose of the form?
c. The Role of Security Interests: Students who have not yet completed Secured Transactions (or students who want to refresh their recollection) should read the first part of the Materials For Students Who Have Not Taken Secured Transactions.
4. Tuesday, January 14:
a. Redemption: Read Part II(B) of the Assignments.
b. Pre-Judgment Remedies: Part II(C)(1) and (2).
c. Group Remedies Under State Law: Part III(A)(1) and (2).
d. Initiating Voluntary Bankruptcy Cases: Part IV(A)(1)(a).
5. Thursday, January 16:
a. Filing Voluntary Petitions: Initiating Voluntary Bankruptcy Cases:
i. Part IV(A)(1)(a).
ii. Part IV(A)(1)(b)(1)-(7)
b. Consumer Debtor Requirements:
i. Part IV(A)(1)(c)(1)-(3)
iii. Look at the U.S. Trustee Means Testing Page