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Bankruptcy Law: Books & Other Materials

Last Updated: May 10, 2018 2:44 PM

Online Databases - Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Law Reporter (Bloomberg BNA)

Audio Resources

Epstein, Bankruptcy (CD), Sum and Substance - Koren AV KF 1524 E673 2006

Selected Bankruptcy Law Journals

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal online

American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review K1 .M357 ; also online

American Bankruptcy Law Journal K1 .M38 ; also online

(Emory) Bankruptcy Developments Journal K2 .A59 ; also online

Bankruptcy Litigation online

Rutgers Bankruptcy Law Journal online


Statutes, Court Rules, & Official Forms: Title 11 U.S.C.

Bankruptcy Act of 1898 (the Act as amended applies to cases filed prior to Oct. 1, 1979)

Major Bankruptcy Reform Acts:
1978 P.L. 95-598, 92 Stat. 2549 (the Bankruptcy Code applies to cases filed after Oct. 1, 1979)
1984 P.L. 98-353, 98 Stat. 333
1986 P.L. 99-554, 100 Stat. 3088
1994 P.L. 103-394, 108 Stat. 4106, Titles 1 to 7
2005 P.L. 109-8, 119 Stat. 23 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act
2005 P.L. 109-113, Div. A, Title VI, 119 Stat 297, Sec. 6058

The Portable Bankruptcy Code & Rules Latest KF 1511.5968 A19 U55 (Most recent in Ref)

Bankruptcy Forms Manual, 2nd. ed. KF 1521 U55 2000


Bankruptcy Court Decisions (to 2006) KF 1519 B34

Collier Bankruptcy Cases KF 1515 A2 C6

West's Bankruptcy Reporter KF 1515 A2 W47

CCH Bankruptcy Law Reporter KF 1520 C65 
Also via Westlaw (law students only) and BNA 

Practice Handbooks

Resnick, Bankrupty Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 
KF 1511.597 R47 2005

Pernick, Bankruptcy Deadline Checklist : An Easy-to-use Reference Guide for Case Management and Administration, 4th ed. KF 1164.3 B36 2009 (Also Koren AV)

Dreher, Bankruptcy Law Manual, 5th ed. KF 1524 W387 2002
Also via Westlaw (law students only)

Steinberg, Bankruptcy Litigation, 2nd ed. KF 1527 S64 2007 
Also via Westlaw (law students only)

Drake, Bankruptcy Practice for the General Practitioner KF 1524 D7 1995 
Also via Westlaw (law students only)

Business Bankruptcy Essentials KF 1524 B48 2009

Sommer & Rao, Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 9th ed. KF 1524 S65 2009 
Updates via National Consumer Law Center 

Steinfeld, Family Lawyer's Guide to Bankruptcy: Forms, Tips, and Strategies, 2nd ed. KF 1535 D58 S74 2008 (Also Koren AV)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Reorganizing Failing Businesses: A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Financial Restructuring and Business Reorganization, A.B.A. KF 1544 R46 2006

LoPucki, Strategies for Creditors in Bankruptcy Proceedings, 5th ed. KF 1524 L57 2007 

McQueen, Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Reference Book, 3rd ed. KF 6332 M35 2008 
Also via Westlaw (law students only)

Do-It-Yourself Guide

Elias, How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, 16th ed. KF 1524.6 E4 2009 (Ref)


Epstein, Bankruptcy KF 1524 E67 1993 (Reserve)

Bankruptcy Law Stories KF 1524 B365 2007 

Klee, Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court KF 1524 K54 2008 
Also via Lexis (law students only) 
Epstein, Principles of Bankruptcy (Concise Hornbook) KF 1524.3 E67 2007 
(Study Aids) 
The New Bankruptcy Code, 2005  KF 1511.597 H46 2005


Collier on Bankruptcy, 15th ed. KF 1524 C6 1979 

Cowan, Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 7th ed. KF 1524 C64 1998 

Nutshells & Study Guides

Epstein, Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell, 7th ed.  KF 1501 Z9 E67 2005 (Study Aids)

Martin, Glannon Guide to Bankruptcy, 2nd ed.
 KF 1524.3 M365 2007 (Study Aids)

Kuney, Mastering Bankruptcy KF 1524 K86 2008 (Study Aids)