Discharging Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

(393 Ratings)

Produced on: May 17, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Over 44 million Americans are burdened with nearly $1.5 trillion of student loan debt. Although student loan debt is difficult to discharge in bankruptcy, it is not impossible. More and more debtors are seeking bankruptcy relief for student loan debt. Are you prepared to assist your clients with this process?

This course, presented by bankruptcy attorney Natalie Jean-Baptiste, will give you a clear understanding of student loan litigation from case evaluation and intake to trial.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a practical understanding of the treatment of student loans in bankruptcy
  2. Walk through the process of filing the adversary proceeding and pleading requirements
  3. Navigate the discovery process
  4. Examine how to prove undue hardship (and avoid pitfalls)  


Natalie Jean-Baptiste

Law Office of Natalie Jean-Baptiste

Natalie Jean-Baptiste is a solo practitioner at Law Office of Natalie Jean-Baptiste, P.C., in Uniondale, New York, where she focuses primarily on consumer bankruptcy and student loan law. She is especially dedicated to assisting student loan borrowers in financial distress and founded a student loan counseling service to empower student loan debtors with the information and tools they need to manage their debt. Prior to launching her own practice, Natalie worked for many years in the music industry where she handled various contracts for superstar acts like Alicia Keys & Janet Jackson. She is a member of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Ms. Jean-Baptiste earned her undergraduate degree from Fordham University, where she majored in Communication and Media Studies and minored in Business Administration, and her J.D. from New York Law School. 


Ian G.

Best one yet!

Deborah S.

Very informative

Harout B.

Very good Webinar. Re-enforced some great concepts and offered examples to illustrate her point.

Amy B.

Excellent, great mix of practice tips with the law

Christopher B.

Useful information in an area that seems sparse at best.

Michael C.

Really great course. Brave and thoughtful presenter. Appreciate it.

Claude A.

Excellent program.

Julia O.

Thank you, Natalie! Incredibly helpful

Kelly Finley N.

Fantastic. Best course

Heather G.

Useful topic for lawyers.

Heather S.

Very informative!

Mary F.

Fantastic course!

Linda H.

Really personable presenter, enjoyable to listen to. The amount of info presented fit the time period well. I had the time to absorb it as it went by.

Adria B.

Well done and very thorough!

Fatima D.

Demystifies student loan related bankruptcies. Really great presentation!

James D.

Good course

Elaine F.

Great course, maybe the most helpful I’ve watched

Linda C.

I have practiced bankruptcy law for 28 years (albeit corporate) and I had no idea that discharging a student loan was remotely viable! Excellent program both in content and in clarity.

James D.

I cannot say enough positive things about Attorney Jean-Baptiste. She is, without a doubt, the best CLE presenter I have seen in my eight years of being admitted to practice. Please utilize her as a resource for as many CLEs as she is willing to present on. She is a priceless contribution to Lawline, and one of the reasons I am loyal to Lawline for all of my CLE needs.

Frederick B.

Good content

Tom D.

Very informative and timely.

lawrence r.

very knowledgeable lecturer who made clear presentation

M Margaret B.


Paul S.

Natalie is especially effective because she's been through this as a debtor. Excellent presentation.

Jennifer F.

I like that she said at the end that she wasn't deterred by those who said things couldn't be done! I like that she successfully switched areas of practice. Inspiring! Great demeanor too. Nice to listen to.

Natalie L.

Outstanding presentation Natalie!

G. Christine P.

She's great.

Allison L.


Load More


$ 59 Education Law and Bankruptcy & Restructuring In Stock


Get Unlimited Access to Lawline Courses

Unlimited CLE Subscription gives you access to take almost any course from our catalog and earn as much CLE credit as you need.