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Bankruptcy: Primary sources

This guide will help users find materials related to bankruptcy law.

Case Law

Court Rules

The bankruptcy court is governed by the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Court. 

US Code, USCA and USCS comparison

Federal Statutes

Federal statutes are found in a variety of digital and print sources. The official version is the print United States Code, printed every six years. There are also two unofficial print versions, United States Code Service (Lexis) and United States Code Annotated (West). All three print resources are found on the second floor. Remember that bankruptcy is codified in title 11 of the Code, not to be confused with Chapter 11 of the code.

 U.S. Code KF62 2012

 U.S.C.A. KF62 W4

 U.S.C.S. KF62 1976 L.38

Below are links to the electronic versions of the U.S. Code. Westlaw and Lexis are restricted to current faculty and students. 

Bankruptcy Legislative Histories

Chart: How our Laws are Made

Researching legislative history can be a bit difficult. Luckily, there are several resources that have compiled bankruptcy legislative histories for you. 



Adminstrative guidance regarding bankruptcy can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations. 

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