Course Details

Commercial Law: Secured Transactions

This course examines secured lending using personal property collateral, focusing in particular on the financing of accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, consumer goods, and intellectual property. The Uniform Commercial Code will be the focus of study, with close attention given to the principles of Article 9 and its relationship to the rest of the UCC. We will also examine the federal Bankruptcy Code as it applies to secured transactions. We will emphasize the following topics. The first overall topic is "the Creditor-Debtor Relationship," under which we will study creditors' remedies under state law; creditors' remedies in bankruptcy; creation and scope of a security interest; and default and remedies. The second overall topic is "the Creditor-Third Party Relationship," under which we will study: perfection; maintaining perfection; priority; and competitions for collateral.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 660
Practice Areas: Commercial Practice AreaContracts
Additional Course Information: Business Concentration Elective,  Experiential Learning


Course History

Fall 2018
Title: Commercial Secured Transaction
Faculty: Francis, Clinton William (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 32

Spring 2018
Title: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
Faculty: Tabb, Charles J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 19

Fall 2016
Title: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
Faculty: Markell, Bruce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 38

Fall 2015
Title: Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
Faculty: Markell, Bruce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 66