This book is the student edition of a three-volume treatise for practitioners. The two versions are the same, except that the student edition leaves out many footnotes and some whole sections that are much more important to practicing lawyers than to student lawyers. The student edition concentrates on the essentials that a law teacher is likely to cover in class or on an examination. Nevertheless, the student edition marks every place where materials are deleted that appear in the practitioner edition. This alerts readers that more is available in the full, threevolume treatise. Cross-reference is easy because the section and footnote numbers are identical between the two versions of the book. The purpose of having a downsized student edition is to focus attention on central, important issues and, equally, to produce a book for students that is more portable and more affordable than the complete treatise.
David G. Epstein, Bankruptcy (1993).