BankrLaw @ UIUC College of Law

Welcome to BankrLaw
Online Resources for Bankruptcy Professionals
Offered by Professor Robert M. Lawless at the University of Illinois College of Law

By selecting a date in the form below, BankrLaw will return the text of the United States Bankruptcy Code for any date between January 1, 1980, and today. The United States Bankruptcy Code is codified at title 11 of the United States Code and has been amended numerous times since its original enactment.

A note about effective dates: This web site will return the text based on the effective date of amendments. As is true for many statutory laws, most amendments to the Bankruptcy Code become effective after the date of enactment. For example, Congress passed and the president signed a major amendment on July 10, 1984, but this amendment did not become effective until 90 days later (i.e., October 8, 1984). Thus, BankrLaw reflects this particular set of changes on October 8, 1984 and not before.


BankrLaw would not have been possible without a grant from the Endowment for Education of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the hard work of many contributors. Visit the contributors page for more information.


*BankrLaw at the University of Illinois is a free public service for bankruptcy professionals. The information contained in this website may or may not reflect the most current legal developments; accordingly, information on this website is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete, and should not be considered an indication of future results. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for advice of competent counsel. The materials on this website do not constitute legal advice; we will not provide legal advice nor will we provide referrals for legal counsel.