International Bankruptcy Course

Tuesday, January 16, 2024


As you may know, for many years, the College has sponsored a semester-long class on international bankruptcy. The class is offered annually during the spring semester at many law schools. The lecturers include some of the leading international insolvency academics, practitioners and judges in the world, many of whom are College Fellows.


For the 2024 semester, the College is pleased to announce that it is offering all Fellows and their firms the opportunity to audit the course, with a deep discount for firms who sponsor the College through the Patrons and Sponsors program. The classes are presented live (via Zoom) on 13 consecutive Tuesday nights starting January 16, 2024, from 6:40 pm ET to 8:20 pm ET. For those who are unable to attend live, recordings of each session are posted within 48 hours of the class. 


The course is divided into three modules. The first module, which is presented over four sessions, provides an in-depth review of Chapter 15. The second module focuses on the EU Regulation. The third module focuses on the insolvency laws of a number of foreign countries, including Canada, Mexico, England & Wales, EU countries, China and Japan.


The College will be offering CLE-CPE credit for each session. Participants must agree to participate in online polling and surveys in order to receive credit. Click here for the state-by-state listing of CLE approvals for the 2024 course. These will be updated as approvals come in.


The cost for a firm to provide this opportunity to its lawyers or professionals, regardless of how many persons audit and how many classes they attend, is as follows:

Fee Structure for American College of Bankruptcy Sponsoring Firms:
Sustaining Patrons and Patrons: No charge
Sponsors and Supporters: $250

Fee Structure for Fellows from Non-Sponsoring Firms
Non-Sponsoring Firms with fewer than 25 professionals: $500
Non-Sponsoring Firms with more than 25 professionals: $750
Individual Practitioners: $150
Academics: No charge
Judges and Law Clerks: No charge

Fee Structure for Participants and Firms who are not Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy: 
Firms with fewer than 25 professionals:$1000
Firms with more than 25 professionals:$1500
Individual Practitioners: $300
Academics: $25
Judges and Law Clerks: No charge

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Bob Lapowsky at Bob coordinates the class for the College and its International Committee. If you would like to register your firm for the course, please click here.

CLE-CPE Details:

Participants will receive CLE reporting details and certificates once the course is completed on April 9, 2024.  If you have questions, contact Jenny Cudahy at or Heather Montgomery at

The College receives CPE credit through Armstrong & Associates, International. Below you will find the required administrative policies per our NASBA license.