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The Glannon Guide To Bankruptcy: Learning Bankruptcy Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis (Glannon Guides) Paperback – December 18, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0735565272 ISBN-10: 0735565279 Edition: 2nd

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  • Series: Glannon Guides
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers; 2 edition (December 18, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735565279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735565272
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,605,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bought this book for my bankruptcy class and found it very helpful.
JudgeHades
I haven't used any other bankruptcy supplement to compare, but I would recommend looking elsewhere for a more reliable source.
O. Shaw
I read this book cover to cover in 4 days and did no outside studying, I got a B+ and the second highest grade in the course.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Barney Ross on December 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
The consensus seems to be that this is better than the E&E competitor. I can't comment on that, because this is the only guide I bought.

Better or not, though, it needs improvement.

There are a surprising number of typos for a second edition*, including numbers in the examples that conflict with those used in the explanatory text, but its problems only start there.

It's badly organized. It seems like it was set up to reflect the progression of a very specific class. Issues aren't dealt with in one place exhaustively, but touched on in several. If you're using the book for end of semester review, or as a reference, this is frustrating because you can't just turn to one place for a complete answer.

Explanations of bankruptcy concepts are necessarily tricky sometimes, but I'm not sure that excuses chestnuts like this one on page 239: "One aspect of feasibility is quite stringent, namely that the payments proposed under the plan must actually add up to enough money to make the payments proposed in the plan." You can read that as many times as you like, but it'll still be as assertion that X=X under the bankruptcy code.

The book's most serious failings, though, is that it was clearly revised in a hurry to incorporate the 2005 Amendments. The speculative analysis of how the law was likely to develop after those changes was probably helpful in 2006, a year before this was published, but the rest of us would have been well served by an equally hurried effort to get a third edition out to encapsulate the actual case law. The cover's promise that the book's been "revised for the 2005 amendments" is misleading in 2009, when students should reasonably expect better than four year old speculations.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. A. B. on May 2, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is one of the few legal supplements/guides out there that has the 2005 code updates in it. Thank goodness it's out there.

The Glannon Guide to Bankruptcy lays it out fairly simply. It broke everything down into easy 10-15 page chapters, used charts, and had mini quizzes at the end of every chapter, with an analysis of the correct and wrong answers. I just found it much more user friendly. I also found the explanations to be much, much clearer. Maybe I'm just bankruptcy-challenged, but I loved this guide and it really helped with my final exam.

I tried the Examples and Explanations guide to Bankruptcy at the same time I got this one -- what a waste of money, with regard to the E&E. I like my supplements to be clear and easy to read. The E&E is more for people who want something in the beginning of the semester, and want to have an extra bit of reading and analysis with their reading. Just not my thing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Twilight on May 3, 2009
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This supplement is very helpful to understand the underlying rational of the U.S. Bankruptcy system (Chapter 7, 13 and 11). Very organized, plain English, clear explanation. I recommend this book especially for LL.M. student like me.
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Truthfully, I used this guide to help me get some last minute studying done for my Debtor-Creditor class. I also used the Nutshell that's been updated for the 2005 amendments. Of the two, the Nutshell is much better.

The pluses of this guide is that covers the material in a lot of depth, especially where the Nutshell didn't get into too much detail on some of the new provisions of the bankruptcy code. The downside is that even though it has questions, the questions are very simplistic and not at all like the kind you're going to get on your exam. Many of the questions try to trick you with the wording so it can teach you to read the question carefully. Frankly, I'm not sure my professors think that hard about the wording of the question--they seem to want to know if you could actually do the work for a real client by identifying the issues and the possible solutions. So in that sense, I found the questions totally useless.

One other advantage--it covers Ch7, Ch13 and Ch11 which are the biggies and the chapters are short. Not a bad resource, but not the best.
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Despite this book's description, it really isn't anywhere near detailed enough in order to be helpful as a study aid for a Chapter 11 class. A good deal of the book is focused on very basic concepts and individual debtor/creditor law issues. While the latter part of the book goes get into Chapter 11 issues, the treatment is far too basic to be of any help in a class focused solely on Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The multiple choice questions are somewhat helpful for review (and I understand that part of the main point of this book is to be "different" from other study guides through its use of such questions), but that helpfulness is limited, considering that most law school exams are not multiple choice--it would be more helpful to have hypotheticals and fact patterns for review.

I can't speak to this book's effectiveness for an individual bankruptcy course, but since it is marketed as suitable for both an individual and a Ch. 11 course, I feel that the low rating is warranted--I found it largely useless for review in the detailed Chapter 11 context.
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