Course Information

Course Number

215

Credits

4

Area of Study & Practice

  • Commercial Transactions and Bankruptcy

Commercial Transactions

A study of basic policy choices made in the structuring of the law governing consumer and commercial transactions. The course serves as an overview of the role of debt in US society, especially consumer debt. This course looks at common debt arrangements, bankruptcy, and secured lending, both for personal property and for real property (mortgages). Particular attention is given to the lessons learned, and not learned, in the recent mortgage crisis. The course weaves discussions of major policy issues on excessive consumer and student debt with the substantive rules that define how debt arrangements are structured and then resolved, as in bankruptcy. Commercial Transactions and Principles of Commercial and Bankruptcy Law have a substantial overlap, and enrollment in one precludes enrollment in the other. The courses differ in their relative emphasis on bankruptcy law.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2014
E-mail ListSakai Site

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2013
Sakai Site

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2012
E-mail ListSakai Site

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2007
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2006

John C. Weistart
Commercial Transactions 215.01
Spring 2004