611.28 Readings: Bankruptcy in the Time of COVID-19

This readings course will examine selected topics in bankruptcy law and policy, focusing on bankruptcy law's response to the coronavirus crisis.  The pandemic has already lead to a sharp acceleration in business bankruptcy filings, and analysts warn of a coming wave of consumer bankruptcy cases.  How should the bankruptcy system deal with these cases?  Can bankruptcy law effectively address the economic fallout from the pandemic?

This course will be evaluated on a CR/NC basis.  Students will be awarded credit based on class participation and three short reflection papers addressing the assigned readings. 

Class will meet 4 times for 90 minutes each class meeting.

This Readings section counts as a PIPS elective.

Special Notes:


Fall 2020

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Jonathan Seymour
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice