International Bankruptcy Course

International Bankruptcy Course

Since 2008, the American College of Bankruptcy has sponsored its International Bankruptcy Course for interested law schools. The College also offers all Fellows and professionals at their firms the opportunity to audit the course. This is an annual, full semester course, with weekly classes presented during the spring semester by experts on international bankruptcy. Instructors are drawn from lawyers, judges and professors in the United States and other countries. The course is presented live and by video conference at participating law schools, which vary by year. A sample course syllabus is available here.
Law schools and Fellows interested in participating in the Spring 2025 course should contact Course Coordinator Robert Lapowsky at or ACB Executive Director Shari Bedker at for more information. For the 2025 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 beginning in mid-January 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.

You may click here to register for the course.

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
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
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 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

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