- Course Descriptions
- Division of Social Sciences and Business
- Course Syllabi
- Introduction to Paralegal Studies
- Legal Research I
- Real Property Law
- Legal Research II
- Contract Law
- Law of Family Relations
- Corporate and Securities Law
- Tort and Insurance Law
- Estate Planning
- Environmental Law
- Community Law
- Law Office Management
- Bankruptcy Law
- Intellectual Property
- Commercial Real Estate Law
- Topics in Paralegal Studies
I. Course Prefix/Number: PAR 225
Course Name: Bankruptcy Law
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
2. Understand the general provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and the alternatives available to a bankruptcy under state law.
3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the concepts important to debt relief.
4. Identify and understand the most common types of bankruptcy litigation.
5. Understand the claims process and the role of the court, trustee, creditor, debtor, debtor in possession, and creditor's committee related thereto.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of reorganization proceedings.
A. understand the purpose of a Chapter 13
B. know the basic concerns in a Chapter 11 proceeding
C. know the rules of proceeding pursuant to Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code
D. identify the role of the creditor's committee, debtor, debtor in possession, trustee, and the court in a reorganization proceeding
E. understand the process of plan confirmation
7. Show an understanding of the jurisdiction of the United States Bankruptcy Courts.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
2. Debt Relief
3. Bankruptcy Litigation
4. Liquidation Claims
5. Reorganization Proceedings
6. Bankruptcy Courts and Jurisdiction
7. Ethics of Bankruptcy Law
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
2. Writing Assignments
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
3. Class participation
4. Student projects
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.