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Course Name Consumer Bankruptcy Issues and Policies
Course Code BFSL 6774
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Pre-Requisite For students outside the BFSL specialization: BFSL 6800: Introductory course I: Introduction to Financial Services Law or BFSL 6901: Introductory course III: Advanced Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law or Demonstrated foundational knowledge of Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency law concepts.
Course Description

Consumer bankruptcies in Canada greatly outnumber business bankruptcies. Paradoxically, however, consumer bankruptcies have continued at high levels while the economy is improving and interest rates have fallen significantly. This course will address the major issues that are presented by consumer bankruptcies and examine the economic and social reasons underlying the current level of consumer insolvencies and the various approaches that are available to deal with consumer bankruptcies. Is the Canadian system dealing fairly and effectively with consumer bankruptcies and, if not, why not? In examining approaches to dealing with consumer bankruptcies, we will focus on both community-based and legislative solutions from other jurisdictions.

Upcoming Offerings

Fall 2021

Specialization Financial Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.