This course focuses on the U.S. bankruptcy code. Bankruptcy is ingrained in the US Constitution and it is one of the most common civil legal proceedings in the country. This course will cover bankruptcy jurisdiction and procedure, the sources and scope of the federal bankruptcy power, and how bankruptcy interacts with other areas of law such as insurance, tort law, labor law, and IP. The course will also cover consumer, corporate, and municipal bankruptcy. The class will be helpful for anyone interested in federal law or general commercial litigation.