Very convenient. All classes are on Monday evening, starting at 5:40 p.m. Eastern time. You can attend the course from your office computer, your home, or anywhere that is convenient for you. If you miss a live class, you can view a recording of the class at any time after the class is complete.
The course offers you an in-depth analysis of the rules of bankruptcy procedure—in theory, but more importantly, in practice. Guided by an expert in the field, you will explore the rules and policies that provide the foundation for administration of bankruptcy cases by the federal courts. In practice, understanding the nuance of procedure is often the key to success. This course will increase your understanding of the rules, improve your efficiency, and help your clients prevail. View our Course Information and Full Syllabus.
You will sign into the St. John’s website from your home or office before each class session begins. Attendance will be taken automatically for MCLE purposes, and the professor will see a roster showing that you are in class. You will be able to see and hear the professor, and the professor will see and hear you (if you have a webcam; see below for more information). You will also see the whiteboard, any written materials, and other students who ask questions. You can also submit questions in writing. Watch a video that shows the web interface.
Yes. Because it is a live, interactive class, it will qualify for MCLE credit. Regulators treat each class as a separate CLE course, so after each class, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
Attendance will be taken automatically when you sign in to the web interface, and it will also show if you leave at any time.
Because some state regulators require attention monitoring for online courses, you will be prompted to answer questions or vote in polls regularly throughout each class. If you fail to respond to these prompts, you may lose some CLE credit in those states.
If you view a class recording, you may still be able to receive credit in some states. However, some states have limits on the number of credits you can receive for recorded CLE.
Yes. But this is course devoted to an in-depth analysis of the rules of bankruptcy procedure, so it would not be appropriate for someone without a good understanding of bankruptcy law. In general, a highly skilled paralegal or legal assistant, or an experienced bankruptcy trustee will find the course extremely practical and valuable. Support staff without legal training would not benefit from this class. Although non-lawyers will not receive CLE credit, the course may be applicable to other professional continuing education requirements.
If you meet both of these requirements, upon admission to the LLM program, you’ll receive course credit for up to 2 classes, or 4 credit hours. You can let St. John’s know that you would like academic credit for the course at any time before the end of classes.
It will meet every Monday evening from August 31 until November 30, 2015. No class on Labor Day, September 7. The class will begin at 5:40 p.m. Eastern Time, and run until 7:40 p.m. You can see the full syllabus online.
All LLM students are required to have webcams, but CLE registrants are not. However, it is strongly encouraged for all participants. A webcam will permit the professor to see you, and other members of the class to see you when you are interacting with the professor.
You are required to have a microphone to enable you to speak during class. We strongly encourage you to use a headset or external microphone, but you may use your computer’s built-in microphone.