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Spring 2020
6347 Secured Financing - HAWKINS- 20604

Professor(s): Jim Hawkins (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: Because lenders are concerned with ensuring debtors repay them, a lot of lending only occurs if the debtor puts up some collateral for the loan. This course examines the law that governs these transactions--the law of secured financing--found in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. We will discuss how a lender obtains a security interest in a debtor's property, how a lender perfects its interest, and what happens when two lenders claim an interest in the same property. The course is taught using a problem-based approach.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: CB xxxi – xxxvii, 3 – 13. Problems 1.1 – 1.3

Final Exam Schedule: 04/30 1-4pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Yes

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (11/1/2019 2:55:57 PM)

Book(s) Required

The two required texts for this course are:
LoPucki, Warren, and Lawless, Secured Credit: A Systems Approach (8th ed. 2015)

Elizabeth Warren, Bankruptcy and Article 9 (any recent edition), from Aspen Publishers