1 – Most classes will take place at the law school but some may be in offices in downtown Pittsburgh. Other locations will be announced during class.
2 – Students who have not attended the section 341 meeting of creditors may be required to do so to gain the necessary understanding of that process.
3 – Enrolling in the Bankruptcy Inn of Court is encouraged. Information will be provided during class.
Students will be required to read and analyze the Bankruptcy Code and Rules and relevant case law, to draft assigned pleadings and to write papers or legal briefs on assigned topics. There will be four or five written assignments of increasing complexity. There will be no final examination. All assignments will be filed on the Bankruptcy Court's electronic filing system test data base or exchanged via email if the test data base is not available. Class participation will be 15% of the grade. All papers other than the last will be equally rated as a percentage of the grade. The last written assignment will constitute 25% of the grade and will be to prepare a pleading supported with a legal brief on a topic relevant to the discussion, in lieu of a final examination. Grades will be entirely derived from class participation and from the written assignments.