Bankruptcy Clinic & Bankruptcy Seminar Goals and Structure

Bankruptcy is a federal proceeding provided for in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution of the United States of America. Its impact pervades personal and business relationships. It is a field in the practice of law in which there is substantial growth and employment opportunities for graduates.

The Bankruptcy Clinic provides a practical skills experience in insolvency issues and proceedings. Each student will interview and counsel clients, as well as engage in all aspects of case assessment. Each student will have the opportunity to represent debtors in bankruptcy proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California.

Each student will handle a variety of actual cases and will represent clients under direct supervision. Case work will be complimented by a required weekly seminar. The Clinic is located in the McGeorge Community Legal Services building at 2925 34th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, on the campus of McGeorge School of Law.

Bankruptcy Clinic Client Testimonial

"Thank you for lifting the burden off my shoulders. I am very grateful for all your hard work. Now I can move forward in a positive light once again."

Professor

The Bankruptcy Clinic is taught by Warren A. Jones, Professor of Law. Professor Jones has extensive practice experience in both the creditor/debtor and bankruptcy fields. He has served as a trustee in bankruptcy, and his bankruptcy practice has included the representation of both debtors and creditors, as well as representation of trustees in bankruptcy. 

Unit Credit and Limit on Enrollment

  • This is a one-semester clinic for three graded units, which includes an hour-long, weekly instructional clinic meeting. In addition, law students will engage in client representation and counseling for a total commitment of 150 hours.
  • Returning students may, with the professor's prior approval, enroll in additional semesters.
  • Enrollment in the Bankruptcy Clinic is limited to six to eight students.

Prerequisites for Enrollment & Fees

Concurrent or prior enrollment in the Bankruptcy course is required. In addition, a student must be enrolled in, or have successfully completed, Evidence and Civil Procedure in order to meet the California State Bar certification requirements. Students must pay to the State Bar the student registration fee and certified law student fee.

Bankruptcy Clinic Client Testimonial

"Thank you for lifting the burden off my shoulders. I am very grateful for all your hard work. Now I can move forward in a positive light once again."

Questions?

Contact Warren A. Jones, Professor
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