563.01 Corporate Restructuring and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

This experiential learning course is designed to expose students to the practical, “on-the-ground,” and “real world” skills needed to advise clients in complex and fast-paced corporate restructuring and Chapter 11 business reorganization matters, and to develop an introductory working knowledge of key issues and topics often presented in modern-day restructuring practice. The course will involve several substantive lectures, thoughtfully selected reading assignments to be discussed in depth during class sessions, simulations in which students take on different role-play exercises involving a distressed company and its stakeholders, preparation of written strategy memoranda as part of the simulation exercises, and guidance and constructive feedback from the course instructors. Students will also hear from prominent guest speakers who will provide practical insights and observations from their careers in the restructuring industry. 


Fall 2021

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Simulated Writing, Transactional
Practical exercises
Class participation
Zachary Smith, Alan Pope
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.563.01.F21
Email list: LAW.563.01.F21@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM