This guide is primarily focused on sources for researching bankruptcy law in the United States. As U.S. bankruptcy law is federal law, only federal sources are discussed in this guide.
In addition to U.S. material, material on locating foreign laws on bankruptcy is also included, although a complete examination of foreign bankruptcy laws is outside the scope of this guide.
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