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The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems, Seventh Edition

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Seventh Edition


Elizabeth Warren 
Harvard University (Emeritus)

Jay Lawrence Westbrook 
University of Texas

Katherine Porter 
University of California, Irvine

John A. E. Pottow 
University of Michigan

2014. 1,024 pages. Hardcover. ISBN: 9781454822387. With Teacher’s Manual.

About the Book

Featuring thirty-nine problem assignments with realistic questions that explore the Bankruptcy Code and modern bankruptcy cases, The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems, Seventh Edition, has been revised and expanded. This popular casebook retains explanatory text throughout that makes bankruptcy law accessible to students and enjoyable to teach. The material is organized functionally—first divided into consumer vs. business bankruptcy, and then within each section as a real bankruptcy case would unfold—making the presentation logical and intuitive. By separating consumer bankruptcy from business bankruptcy, professors can select the depth of coverage for each course. For the Seventh Edition, the Teacher’s Manual is also thoroughly revised and updated. It provides in-depth and current references and detailed suggestions for pedagogical approaches.

The Seventh Edition is a comprehensive overhaul of a beloved classic. It retains many favorite problems and protagonists, so long-time users can integrate the new content seamlessly, while new users can quickly immerse themselves into the subject and prepare thoroughly for the classroom.

In addition to adding two leading bankruptcy scholars as co-authors, the Seventh Edition is thoroughly updated, including such key changes as: 

Expanded coverage of business bankruptcy topics including corporate governance in bankruptcy and bankruptcy sales.
Redesigned consumer bankruptcy coverage, with the means test moved later in the materials and new content on ethics and legal practice.
Detailed discussion of recent Supreme Court bankruptcy cases, including Stern v. Marshall.
Inclusion of a new section, Beyond Chapter 11, that covers topics such as municipal insolvencies and “too big to fail” financial institutions.

Preface / Sample Chapters