This bankruptcy law course is a general introduction to the structure of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The objectives of this course are to (1) familiarize the student with the basic principles of bankruptcy law through the examination of large bankruptcy concepts; (2) teach the student to analyze court opinions and statutes; and (3) teach the student to apply the principles of bankruptcy law to hypothetical situations. The course emphasizes the practical application of legal concepts and processes. Students should take from the course the ability to analyze a bankruptcy case an any chapter of the Code and develop the ability to file a simple chapter 7 case. The course also provides a foundation for more advanced bankruptcy law courses: business reorganizations, bankruptcy procedures, and the bankruptcy clinic.