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This is the webpage for Professor Freyermuth's Fall Semester 2013 Secured Transactions course. Classes meet this semester on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. in Classroom 6. Current Assignments can be found below; prior assignments are archived via the Assignments link above.
Current and Upcoming Assignments
Here is the Syllabus for the Secured Transactions course, which includes information regarding required texts and course requirements.
The Understanding Secured Transactions treatise is not required for the course, but is available in the bookstore (and on reserve) and students have found it to be a useful supplement to the casebook. For ease of reference, the weekly assignments will also include references to the relevant readings from the Understanding treatise.
December 4: The Q&A Session prior to the exam will now be on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, at 1:00 pm in Room 5. I will also have office hours on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 12 noon until 2:30 pm. The cover page for the final exam, which contains the exam instructions, is available here for your review.
November 23: Here are eight short essay questions that I have used on previous exams, which will provide you with a good example of the type of short essay questions that can be expected.
November 15: Someone pointed out that the slides for Assignment 25 had not been put on the archive page for past class presentations. I've corrected that oversight, and the link to the slides should now be available.
November 18: When I receive e-mail questions, in addition to responding directly, I typically compile the questions (and my responses) into a memorandum which I share with the rest of the class.
I realized this morning that the links on the archive page for prior assignments wasn't working correctly. That's been fixed. Also on the archive page is a corrected version of the Q&A memo for Assignments 16-18 (correcting an incorrect statutory reference).
Here is a Q&A memo to accompany Assignments 23 and 24 (Maintaining Priority) and Assignment 32 (Priority: Secured Party v. Secured Party) (updated as of November 4). Click here for Q&A memos for prior assignments.
November 20: As we complete each Assignment in the book, I'll make available (in PDF format) the powerpoint slides associated with that Assignment and post them here on the website. Here are the slides for Assignments 20 and 33 as well as ones for Assignment 31 and Assignment 34. See the Presentations link for slides for prior assignments.
Prior assignments are archived via the Assignments link.
Friday, November 8. Third Multiple Choice Question due (Hane through Oslica)
Monday, November 11. Complete Assignment #36 (Priority: Secured Party vs. Buyer) [Understanding Secured Transactions Chapter 11]. Begin Assignment #37 (Priority: Secured Party vs. Statutory Lien Creditor) [Understanding Secured Transactions Chapter 13.01, 13.02]
Tuesday, November 12. Complete Assignment #37. Begin Assignment #20 (The Land and Fixtures Recording System) and Assignment #33 (Priority in Fixtures) [Understanding Secured Transactions Chapter 15]
Wednesday, November 13. Complete Assignment #20 and Assignment #33.
Friday, November 15. Third Multiple Choice Question due (Peebles through Thompson)
Monday, November 18. Assignment #31 (The Bankruptcy Trustee's Power to Avoid Preferences and Fraudulent Transfers) [Understanding Secured Transactions Chapter 16.04[E], 16.04[F]]
Tuesday, November 19. Complete Assignment #31. Begin Assignment #34 (Multiple Items of Collateral, Marshalling, Cross-Collateralization, and Loss/Maintenance of Purchase Money Priority)[Understanding Secured Transactions Chapter 1.05, 10.04]
Wednesday, November 20. Complete Assignment #34.
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm, Room 5: Question/Answer Session (Voluntary)
Friday, November 22. Deadline for revision/resubmit of multiple choice questions