To keep pace with the recent major changes in bankruptcy law, noted author Brian Blum presents a completely revised edition of his popular study guide, Examples & Explanations: Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor. This comprehensive paperback is well known for its effectiveness in helping students understand the many rules, principles, and policies of the area.
The book earns the loyalty of both students and instructors for its:
distinguished authorship from Brian Blum, who has written other successful titles in the Examples & Explanations Series and is a recognized master of the method
time-tested examples and explanations that clarify potentially confusing material
exceptionally clear and engaging writing
organization and coverage that tracks the leading casebooks in Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Law
problems that allow students to test their understanding of the law
The Fourth Edition responds to the 2005 Bankruptcy Act:
the Fourth Edition will be updated to reflect changes in bankruptcy law since 2004, and will concentrate particularly on changes made by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.
the entire text is revised to correspond to current practice
new and updated examples and explanations focus on areas of change
new cases illustrate key points
Examples & Explanations: Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor, 4th Ed. provides the extra help students need to master fundamental concepts in this dynamic area. Be sure to recommend this timely and dependable study guide to your next class.
Brian A. Blum
Brand: Aspen Publishers
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is the kind of book that you need to get at the beginning of the semester and read along with your text book, as a supplement. I wouldn't recommend using the book in substitution for a course or case book, but this E&E, like the rest of the books in the series, is thorough and explains concepts well. Another review complained having to sift through the book searching only for Ch. 11 material, but I found the book and its chapter layout made sense. Perhaps the prior reviewer would have been better suited with a book only on Ch. 11, although I still think the E&E is pretty solid. Since most of the basic principles of bankruptcy apply in any chapter, the book begins with a basic explanation of what leads up to a bankruptcy filing and the parties, jurisdiction issues, history, etc. This makes up the first 1/3 of the E&E.
Unfortunately there was no Bankruptcy Code index, and only a few codes were listed in the table of contents. If I was studying or looking for...
I used this E&E as a supplement to my law school bankruptcy class. It is very thorough and explains concepts well. The practice problems were particularly helpful. I did find it less helpful than other E&Es, however, because of two factors. (1) It is long and dense. I felt that the first 1/3 of book took up too much space on generalized, abstract concepts that were not helpful (in my class anyway). For other E&Es, I could skip sections that we did not cover in class but I had a hard time doing that for this E&E. (2) I also agree that a division by bankruptcy chapter would have been helpful. Although many concepts do cross chapters, most classes are organized by chapter. Sifting through each section for the pertinent bits took time.
The E&E sections that I read were helpful but I did not pore over the entire book because I got impatient; it is long even for an E&E and the first 1/3 was not useful. In short, its usefulness depends on how your class is organized and how...
While I generally find E&Es helpful, this one has been less so because it includes information for every chapter of the bankruptcy code when my class only covered Ch. 11. It would be fine, except that it's not organized by chapter, so that I have to sift through to find the information that applies to just Ch.11 and that which applies to both Ch. 11 and other chapters, among the info that doesn't apply to Ch. 11 at all.
Also, because it covers so much extraneous information (from my point of view, of course), the parts that apply only to Ch. 11 seem to get short shrift.
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