LAWS3014/JURD7414 Insolvency Law

Lecturer: Selwyn Selikowitz

What is this course about?
As a result of requests from students, the course now devotes more time to corporate insolvency and restructuring. Recent developments in areas such as cross border insolvency and liability of directors for trading in insolvent circumstances will be examined in more depth.

How will this course be relevant in the future?
A knowledge and understanding of the law of insolvency will stand all law students in good stead for their future, whether this be in legal practice, commerce or any other area. Insolvency Law interacts with every other type of law, not only in the area of commercial law, but also in family law, succession, contract and tort.

What skills and insight can students expect to develop?
In this course students will develop an enhanced understanding of the law and practice relating to personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency, including the rights and obligations of the various stakeholders. Students will gain an understanding of the strategies for managing, rescuing and dealing with individual and corporate estates that are faltering, or in fact insolvent.

What is the assessment structure?
The three-part assessment regime comprises a mid-semester exam, a case note assignment and a final take-home exam. Class participation is actively encouraged but is not quantitatively assessed in this course.