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Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement Clinic

Students enrolled in the Consumer Bankruptcy Field Placement Clinic will represent actual clients in federal bankruptcy proceedings, as permitted by the Florida Limited Practice Act and the Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The classroom component will examine the legal, social and ethical dimensions of bankruptcy law practice; and include instruction in the necessary legal skills and knowledge involved in federal bankruptcy law practice, such as client interviewing, legal analysis, drafting legal documents, arguing motions, professional responsibility, and various practice issues such as the choice of relief under state law or the Bankruptcy Code, relief from the automatic stay, objections to discharge and dischargeability, and confirmation of a chapter 13 plan. 

Clinic Prerequisites

  • Bankruptcy Law; Evidence; and Professional Responsibility  
  • Bankruptcy Workshop is recommended

Faculty

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