Specialization in Business Law: Guide for Students Interested in Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Recommended Track

Students taking classes listed in the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Recommended Track will learn about the federal bankruptcy law and the restructuring of businesses. Students will also learn about secured transactions including security interests, mortgages, and liens and how they are created, documented, recorded and enforced.

Lawyers who practice Bankruptcy and Commercial Law represent creditors and debtors in transactions in which debt is created, restructured or enforced. Some lawyers who practice in this area are strictly transactional lawyers; some are strictly litigators; and some engage in both transactional law and litigation. This guide identifies three groups of courses offered in the Business Law Specialization that are of particular relevance to the student who is interested in Bankruptcy and Commercial Law.  The "Core Classes" reflect the faculty's views of which classes offered in the Business Law Specialization are most important to a student interested in the area of Bankruptcy and Commercial Law. "Electives" are courses that are relevant to such a student. "Transactional Skills" reflect the transactional skills courses in the Business Law Specialization that are of particular relevance to the student interested in Bankruptcy and Commercial Law.

Important Note: This Guide does not create additional requirements and does not alter the requirements for the student in the Business Law Specialization. The student interested in Bankruptcy and Commercial Law must still take the Foundation Courses, and the required numbers of Group A, Group B and Transactional Skills courses for the Business Law Specialization. The Guide simply reflects the faculty's view of the courses a student interested in Bankruptcy and Commercial Law may want to take in completing the Business Law Specialization. Also, taking courses listed in this Guide will not result in an additional designation on the student's transcript beyond Completed Business Law Specialization, assuming all the requirements of the Business Law Specialization have been met. Also, course offerings may vary from year to year.