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Bankruptcy Law

An overview of Bankruptcy Law resources available through the UNC Law Library

Current Awareness

Staying Current

Whether one is studying a bankruptcy-related topic or encountering bankruptcy issues in practice, it’s important to stay current on rules updates, recent published court decisions, major bankruptcy cases, and any pending statutory changes.

Bloomberg Law’s Bankruptcy Practice Center links to bankruptcy news, practice guidance, secondary sources, and dockets. Dockets provide access to the filings from a case, including motions, hearings, and orders. They are an excellent source of information when you are studying a particular case in detail or if you are studying an ongoing case.

The American Bankruptcy Institute provides news updates, practice materials (e.g., CLE materials and ABI journals), and information about upcoming bankruptcy law CLEs and other events. There are also websites dedicated to specific areas of work by the ABI:

Credit Slips is a blog on credit, finance, and bankruptcy with posts by UNC School of Law Professor Melissa Jacoby and many additional academics who discuss and debate issues of law and policy in these areas.

National news outlets often report on elements of major bankruptcy cases. Some news services, such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Reuters, have reporters who regularly report on bankruptcy and thus bring a higher level of expertise. Legal news sources also have specific reporting sections on bankruptcy. UNC Law students and faculty can access the following legal news sources through the legal databases page of the law library website: