Primary Sources

Bankruptcy Code and Rules


  • Title 11 of the U.S. Code
  • Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA)
  • ABI Current Bankruptcy Legislation
  • Previous Code versions
    • BankrLaw Project (Univ. of Illinois):  Text of the Bankruptcy Code for any date between Jan. 1, 1980 and today's date
  • Previous and Related Acts
    • Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, P.L. 95-598, 92 Stat. 2549
    • Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984, P.L. 98-353, 98 Stat. 333
    • Bankruptcy Judges, U.S. Trustees, and Family Farmer Bankruptcy Act of 1986, P.L. 99-554, 100 Stat. 3088
    • Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, P.L. 103-394, 108 Stat. 4106
    • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203
  • Compiled legislative histories of bankruptcy acts:  Hein History of Bankruptcy library
    • To find legislative histories arranged chronologically, browse by Legislative Histories by Public Law Number
    • Also includes secondary sources, including historical books on bankruptcy, government commissions and studies, CRS Reports, and law review articles
  • Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
    • U.S. Code:  Title 11 Appendix
    • U.S. Code Annotated:  in Title 11
    • USCS:  Court Rules volumes
    • Administrative Office of the US Courts:   Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Bankruptcy Forms, and pending rules amendments
    • Code and Rules sets:
      • West's Bankruptcy Code, Rules, and Forms KF1511.596 .A2
      • Norton Bankruptcy Code and Rules KF1510.99 .B357
      • Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice:  Bankruptcy Rules and Related Rules of Civil Procedure with Official Commentary KF1524 .N674
      • Collier on Bankruptcy beginning with Chapter 1001:  16th ed.  at  KF 1524 .C6333, plus Lexis
      • Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice Code and Rules:  on Westlaw
  • Local Court Rules for Bankruptcy Courts


 Cases and Reporters

  • West's Bankruptcy Reporter  (KF1515 .A2 W47)
  • Collier Bankruptcy Cases (KF 1515 .A2 C61)
  • Westlaw FBKR-CS
    • Includes pdf images of published cases in the West Bankruptcy Reporter and other federal reporters
  • Lexis Bankruptcy Cases 
  • CCH Bankruptcy Law Reporter
    • In CCH Intelliconnect.  Use your own individually-set User ID to log on.  Browse titles under Bankruptcy.


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