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Fall 2020
6347 Secured Financing - MOLL- 20142

Professor(s): Douglas Moll (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: When a debtor runs into financial trouble, the likelihood of a particular creditor getting repaid in whole or in part will often depend on whether the creditor lent on a secured or unsecured basis. Compared to an unsecured creditor, a secured creditor possesses vastly superior legal rights in the collection and enforcement of debts. This course will address the "elevated" legal rights of the secured creditor by focusing upon Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (the "UCC") -- the law of secured financing. We will discuss the rights and remedies of the secured creditor and the unsecured creditor under state law, and we will also address the effect of bankruptcy upon these rights and remedies (no prior knowledge of bankruptcy is required). The course is taught from a problem-solving approach; thus, the classes will focus upon discussing and analyzing real-world legal problems.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 50
Panel Sheet


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/08 2 - 5pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (4/7/2020 3:48:05 PM)

Book(s) Required

The following materials are required for this class:

(1) Lynn M. LoPucki, Elizabeth Warren, and Robert Lawless, Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach, Wolters Kluwer (8th ed. 2016). [DO NOT PURCHASE THE NEW 9TH EDITION OF THIS BOOK.]

(2) Elizabeth Warren, Bankruptcy and Article 9, Wolters Kluwer (2019 or latest edition).