Grow practical skills and equip clients with a path to financial stability.
The Bankruptcy Legal Clinic (BLC) and Seminar is a four-credit hour course and will provide Senior Certified 2L and 3L students the opportunity to practice law in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Clients are residents of Douglas County facing significant debt loads with limited income.
How it works
The Bankruptcy Clinic and coursework will focus on people with significant debt and limited income who need the opportunity of a fresh start offered under bankruptcy. The coursework will place a heavy emphasis on understanding the bankruptcy code and build the confidence students will need after graduation to either file a chapter 7 case or understand the bankruptcy documents from a creditor’s perspective. No matter the field of law students may end up practicing, a general understanding of bankruptcy and collection laws will be very beneficial.
Senior-certified student attorneys will be assigned to cases throughout the semester and represent their clients as lead attorney. Student attorneys will be responsible for all aspects of their assigned cases with direct attorney supervision.
Our economy is in a position where bankruptcy filings will likely increase and there will be ample opportunities in the field of bankruptcy for graduating law students. Students will also explore the difficult task of extrapolating the needed information from the client to properly fill out the bankruptcy schedules. This direct client contact will help build confidence as students advance into the workforce.
Creighton University School of Law
Bankruptcy Legal Clinic
2120 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68178
Christopher J. Gamm
Assistant Professor and Director
Office Phone: 402.280.2250