Professor Pottow's section: This course primarily concerns the law governing credit transactions in which the collateral is personal property, but we will also touch briefly on some aspects of mortgages. Topics to be covered include collateral classification, attachment and perfection of security interests, priority among creditors, default and foreclosure, and the impact of bankruptcy law on secured transactions. We will pay close attention to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the fount of this law, as well as other UCC provisions, but we will also examine some real estate laws across the states. Instruction is driven by problem sets discussed in class.

Professor Bartell's section:

Secured Transactions

This course concerns the law governing credit transactions in which the collateral is personal property, principally Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Topics to be covered include the scope of Article 9, collateral classification, attachment and perfection of security interests, priority among creditors, the impact of bankruptcy law on secured transactions, and default and foreclosure in secured transactions. We will pay close attention to Article 9 and other UCC provisions, which will be explored through problems discussed in class.