BAPP for students

BAPP for Students

Through the Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program, students work in teams of two to handle consumer bankruptcy cases, from the client interview through a Chapter 7 discharge of debts. Students are partnered with and work under the supervision of a local bankruptcy attorney. Students are responsible for every aspect of their cases, including client interviews, preparation of court filings, and, if necessary, attending hearings in the case.

BAPP students also work in the BAPP Pro Se Assistance Project Center, located in the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Atlanta. In the PAP Center, students work with attorneys to provide free legal guidance through 20-minute consultations to individuals who are considering bankruptcy  or who are already representing themselves in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

In Class

The classroom component meets once each week throughout the semester, with area bankruptcy judges, trustees and attorneys as guest speakers. In class, we discuss issues that frequently arise in bankruptcy cases (both consumer and corporate cases) and also discuss and learn about things such as negotiation, mediation, dealing with difficult clients and opposing counsel and other issues attorneys address in practice.

Registration Requirements
  • Prerequisite/Co-requisite: LAW 7091 (Basic Bankruptcy) or 7176 (Security Interests and Liens)
  • Must have a cumulative 2.3 GPA
  • Registration is limited and subject to approval of the instructor; contact Professor Summer Chandler for approval to register.


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