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LAW 1316 v00 : Bankruptcy Advocacy

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drk2 Kuney, David
LAW 1316 v00: Bankruptcy Advocacy
Bankruptcy Advocacy
Th 11:10am-1:10pm
Special Requirement


J.D. students must complete the required first-year program prior to enrolling in this course (part-time and interdivisional transfer students may enroll prior to completing Criminal Justice, Property, or their first-year elective).


Students may not concurrently enroll in this practicum course and a clinic or another practicum course. Students may concurrently enroll in this practicum course and an externship.

LL.M. students may enroll in this course, space permitting, provided they have excellent U.S.-based legal research skills and English language writing ability. Interested LL.M. students should email Louis Fine ( to request admission.

This is a four-credit course. Two credits will be awarded for the two-hour weekly seminar and two credits will be awarded for approximately 10 hours of project work per week, for a minimum of 11 weeks. Both the seminar and the project work will be graded.

Students who enroll in this course will be automatically enrolled in both the seminar and project components and may not take either component separately. After Add/Drop, a student who wishes to withdraw from a practicum course must obtain permission from the faculty member and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education. The Assistant Dean will grant such withdrawal requests only when remaining enrolled in the practicum would cause significant hardship for the student. A student who is granted permission to withdraw will be withdrawn from both the seminar and project components.

Default attendance rule for all practicum courses (unless the professor indicates otherwise): Regular and punctual attendance is required at all practicum seminars and fieldwork placements. Students in project-based practicum courses are similarly required to devote the requisite number of hours to their project. If a student must miss seminar, fieldwork, or project work, he or she must speak to the professor as soon as possible to discuss the absence. Unless the professor indicates otherwise, a student with more than one unexcused absence from the practicum seminar (out of 13 total seminar sessions), or one week of unexcused absences from the fieldwork or project work (out of a total of 11 weeks of fieldwork or project work), may receive a lower grade or, at the professor’s discretion, may be withdrawn from the practicum course.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


B.A. with high honors, J.D., University of Virginia. Professor Kuney is Senior Counsel with the law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP specializing in corporate and real estate bankruptcy and major civil litigation. He has focused on federal bankruptcy law for the past 40 years, with a particular emphasis on real estate entities and business bankruptcies. He has appeared in numerous bankruptcy cases throughout the United States for both creditors and debtors, has been lead counsel in many of the leading cases that have established precedents of major importance, and has authored amicus curiae briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Kuney also has an active trial practice and has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, as well as judge trials in complex business litigation.

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