Spring 2008 Section 002
Law 176: Commercial Paper

Schedule: Evening Class
Byrne, James
Credit Hours: 3
CRN: 16635
Day(s): Monday, Wednesday
Location: Hazel Hall 224
Time: 8:00pm-10:40pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Accelerated course; Meets Mon 8:00-10:40; Wed 8:00-9:50
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents:
Exam Date/Time: See syllabus-2008
Prerequisites: None
General Description: This course covers the workings of the finance and payments systems, and the legal doctrines on which they are based, focusing on UCC Articles 3 (Negotiation, Defenses, Holder in Due Course, and the status of parties to an instrument) and 4 (the bank collection system) and Regulation CC. It also considers negotiation in Funds Transfer Systems and in the context of personal property leases, letters of credit, bank acceptances, and personal property security interests. Related doctrines of agency, suretyship, insolvency, contracts, sales of goods, bankruptcy, and assignment and transfer are reviewed. Attention will also be given to drafting and litigation, the conduct of discovery, and trial tactics.