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Spring 2023

6347 Secured Financing - DOLE- 16017

Professor(s): Richard Dole (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: CANCELLED    Location:  

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: (Synchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid-term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.


First Day Assignments: Assignment for the first class session: Discussion of (1) the Class Syllabus, (2) The Supplemental Problems Index, (3) the Handout for the CB Introduction on CB xxxi – xxxvii; (4) the Handout for Problem Set One, which deals with the material on CB pp.3-19; and (5) the Handout for Problem Set Two, which deals with the material on CB pp.22-37.

Assignment for the second class session: (1) any concluding discussion of the Handout for Problem Set Two; and (2) discussion of the Handout for Problem Set Three, which deals with material on CB pp. 40-54 to the extent that time permits.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/05 9am-12pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: (1) L. LoPucki, E. Warren & R. Lawless, Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach (9th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2020) ISBN 9781543804508 (2) Chomsky, Kunz, Schiltz, and Tabb's Selected Commercial Statutes, 2021 Edition ISBN: 9781647088712