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

Front Cover - The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems

Sixth Edition

Elizabeth Warren, Harvard University
Jay Lawrence Westbrook, University of Texas

2008. Approx. 970 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-7626-1.
With Teacher's Manual.

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About the Book

The lively style, excellent problems, and balanced coverage of The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems have made this text one of the leading bankruptcy law casebooks. Honed through six editions, it continues to provide students and professors with an exemplary instructional tool.

Among the attributes that make this casebook a favorite with teachers and students alike:

  • More than 50 problem sets featuring the realistic questions a lawyer considers in confronting the statutory provisions for a bankruptcy case
  • Explanatory text throughout makes bankruptcy law accessible to students and easier to teach
  • Organized functionally, as a bankruptcy case would unfold students find it logical and sensible
  • A thematic "mega-problem" appears throughout the book, providing chapter-by-chapter review and integrating elements of all chapters at the end of the book
  • Consumer bankruptcy is separated from business bankruptcy for clarity, and the text begins with the more familiar consumer bankruptcy
  • An excellent Teacher's Manual that is especially helpful to new professors
  • Authored by top teachers:
    1. Students have awarded Elizabeth Warren teaching prizes at University of Houston, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard.
    2. Jay Lawrence Westbrook has twice been named the Outstanding Teacher at the University of Texas School of Law.

This timely revision has been updated to reflect recent developments and case law and includes:

  • Coverage of cases resulting from the 2005 Amendments, including consumer bankruptcy, including Chapter 7; Chapter 13, the "hanging paragraph"; and means test eligibility
  • Expanded business law coverage with individualized treatment of small business bankruptcies and their bigger, publicly traded Chapter 11 cousins, emphasizing the rapid changes in the world of reorganization and the first international cases under Chapter 15
  • As in past editions, there are problem sets for each subject area in the book, however the sixth edition will have variations of some of the problems available, allowing for more flexibility

Classroom-tested through five editions, revised to keep pace with the most recent developments in the world of bankruptcy, The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems, Sixth Edition, is an unbeatable method for teaching a practical, animated, and completely state-of-the-art course.