This two credit, pass/fail offering in International Bankruptcy is offered as a collaborative effort of several law schools and the American College of Bankruptcy. Each Thursday the class will meet in Room 137 and participate in a class that will be hosted by Columbia Law School that will be made available through videoconferencing to law students at the participating schools (such as Columbia, Boalt, Emory, Penn, Utah, SMU, and the U of A) and which will allow students to participate actively in the classes in real time. Attendance is required.
Richard Broude, a former Georgetown Law Center professor and Sidey & Austin partner http://www.amercol.org/dir/bio.cfm?id=315 will be “academic coordinator” and will participate in each class. For each class, Richard will be joined by leading American judges and lawyers and professors such as Dan Glosband http://www.amercol.org/dir/bio.cfm?id=180 , Judge Allan Gropper. http://www.amercol.org/dir/bio.cfm?id=366 Lewis Kruger http://www.amercol.org/dir/bio.cfm?id=348 and Professor Ralph Mabeyhttp://www.nationalbankruptcyconference.org/bios/mabey.cfm and experts from other countries such as Professor Ian Fletcher of England, http://www.amercol.org/dir/bio.cfm?id=557 and Rudolfo Rouillon from Argentina http://www.amercol.org/dir/bio.cfm?id=597
Among the likely topics are the following:
International Bankruptcy Principles and Problems: the Maxwell Case; Basics of Business Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy in British Commonwealth; Latin America; Western Europe; Asia; Eastern Europe; Use of Chapter 11 by Foreign Nationals; How other countries deal with Chapter 15 issues; and Sovereign Debt.
Dean Ponoroff or a member of the American College of Bankruptcy (such as Professor Braucher or a local member of the American College of Bankruptcy) will attend each class session here at the U of A.
Lecture and discussion. Participants will be in different locations. The videotechnology has been tested by College of Law IT staff in conjunction with the other participants.
The faculty has approved this class on an experimental basis. The class is offered on a pass/fail basis only. Professor David Epstein, on the faculty of Southern Methodist University and one of the sponsoring faculty members on the course, will grade the final exams on a pass/fail basis.
It is anticipated that the class will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. from January 14 through March 11, and that beginning March 25 the classes will be from 3 to 5 p.m. (because of the change in daylight savings time to the NY participants).
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