Bankruptcy Law Specialist Certificate Program

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Program Overview: 

Bankruptcy law is an expanding practice area in today’s legal field. Paralegals working in bankruptcy law work on cases involving creditors and debtors in financial restructurings, workouts, bankruptcy cases and other matters involving financially distressed transactions. This certificate program delivers an in-depth understanding of bankruptcy litigation helpful for those interested in working in this legal area. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools. See required courses and electives to choose from below:

Required

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Administrative or Accounting Law

Electives 
Once you have begun this program, you will work with your instructor to determine which elective course fits best with your particular area of interest. You will choose one of the following electives:

  • E-Discovery
  • Legal Ethics
  • Laws of Evidence
  • Advanced Legal Research
Who Should Enroll: 
  • Experienced paralegals or individuals with prior legal education needing or wanting specialized legal training in bankruptcy law
  • We recommend that applicants have one of the following in order to be optimally successful in this course:
    • certificate or degree in paralegal studies
    • combination of a college degree in any area of study and at least one year of legal experience
    • foreign law degree or some law school experience 
  • Please contact an Enrollment Coordinator at teclegal@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-2924 with any questions or concerns about this program
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Learn the latest terminology for bankruptcy processes.
  • Understand different types of client considerations and options.
  • Gain knowledge of Chapter 7 liquidation as well as Chapter 11 reorganization including the code and rule.
  • Become well-versed in schedule and document preparation and working with trustees.
Additional Information: 

Tuition does not include the cost of required textbooks. The online book link is provided to students once they are enrolled in the program. The books vary from course to course but average anywhere from $45 to $160 per book. However, used books are often available.

This course is not available for college credit.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Continuing Education Units 12.0 CEUs
Program ID: 
PLS-7003

At A Glance

Duration: 
Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete the program.
Modality: 
Online Self-paced
Tuition: 
$1,995
Payment Options: 

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