LL4AJ Half Unit
Corporate Rescue and Reorganisation
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Professor Sarah Paterson
This course is available on the LLM (extended part-time), LLM (full-time) and University of Pennsylvania Law School LLM Visiting Students. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course will be relevant to the following LLM specialisms: Corporate and/or Commercial Law.
This course has a limited number of places and we cannot guarantee all students will get a place.
This course focuses on the rescue of companies and the rescue of businesses in financial distress. We use Chapter 11 in the US as our jumping off point, before moving on to analyse the procedures which are available in England. We then consider the European Restructuring Directive, and we finish by setting everything we have studied against academic theories of the role of law in promoting rescue.
This course will have two hours of teaching content each week in Michaelmas Term, either in the form of a two hour seminar or an online lecture and one hour class. There will be a Reading Week in Week 6 of Michaelmas Term.
One 1,500 word essay.
A full Reading List will be distributed during the course. For introductory purposes, students are referred to V. Finch and D. Milman, Corporate Insolvency Law: Perspectives and Principles (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (3rd edition).
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the summer exam period.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 36
Average class size 2020/21: 18
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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