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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Basics of Bankruptcy Law (BUS-111)


Version 1 and 2: Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

Version 1: June 2021 - November 2021. Version 2: December 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply the “automatic stay” rules to determine when creditors are prohibited from contacting debtors and stopped from bringing enforcement actions against debtors who have filed for bankruptcy protection; describe the bankruptcy processes under the most common types of bankruptcies, under Chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; determine which debts can and cannot be discharged in bankruptcy; apply the rules of approving, modifying, discharging and objecting to bankruptcy proceedings; and assist in the preparation and filing of bankruptcy petitions and in the schedules and other documents relevant to a bankruptcy proceeding.


Version 1: This course covers the basics of bankruptcy law and focuses on the most common forms of bankruptcy and most important rules. The course opens by looking at the structure of the bankruptcy code, the system of bankruptcy courts and roles of federal and state law in the bankruptcy process and also explores roles of the debtor, the creditors, the court, and the bankruptcy trustee. Version 2: Same as version 1 with expanded assessments including case studies. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Legal Technology, Legal Environment and Paralegal Studies (6/21). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Legal Technology, Legal Environment and Paralegal Studies (11/21 Administrative Review).