Adjunct Faculty, Attorney at Cozen O'Connor
Joel Nesset is a member in the firm's Minneapolis office. Joel joined Cozen O'Connor from Hinshaw & Culbertson. He represents financially troubled businesses and creditors, both in and out of bankruptcy. Joel also represents clients in various transactional matters, including asset sales, financing and leasing.
Joel earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. He received his bachelor's degree in history from Olaf College.
|919||Clinic: Consumer Bank. I||3|
|Description of course 919 :||The Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic involves the filing of a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition on behalf of an individual or a married couple. You will participate in the intake and retention of the client or clients. You will meet directly with clients and obtain the necessary information to properly prepare a bankruptcy case. You will learn to analyze the financial situation of the debtor, prepare the bankruptcy petitiion, schedules and statement of financial affairs and file them with the court. If the case is a Chapter 13, you will also prepare a Chapter 13 plan under which the debtor will repay all or some of his or her debt. You will appear on behalf of the debtors at the meeting of creditors, and monitor the case through the clients receiving their discharge. This will include responding to any requests from the trustee. In addition to gaining valuable experience in (1) consumer bankruptcy and (2) dealing directly with clients, you will be providing a valuable service to those who are less fortunate than most.|
|958||Clinic: Bankruptcy Lit. I||3|
|Description of course 958 :||The Bankruptcy Litigation Clinic involves representing an indigent party in Federal Bankruptcy Court. Students will handle cases from beginning to end. The student may draft a complaint, answer, conduct discovery, participate in motion practice, and finally, defend the client at the trial. Typical cases involve representing either a debtor who has been sued for a denial of discharge, or representing a creditor to have one or more of the creditor's claims declared non-dischargeable. - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
|959||Clinic: Bankruptcy Lit. II||3|
|Description of course 959 :||This is the second semester of the two-semester clinic related to Bankruptcy Litigation work. Prerequisite: LAWS 958|