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LAWS 7766 Consumer Law (Spring: 2 )


Course Description

Every time you use cash or credit to buy goods or services for personal use, Consumer Law governs your rights and responsibilities. This course provides a general overview of Consumer Law standards, and focuses on the tools available to attorneys representing consumers (and those defending companies) when consumer disputes arise. The course will consider the common law, statutory, and regulatory regimes that govern Consumer Law claims. We will also analyze the tactics and strategy involved in consumer protection litigation, by reviewing real examples and examining the choices available to both the businesses and consumer advocates in the ensuing court actions. Finally, we will focus on several specific substantive areas, including the sub-prime mortgage debacle, internet privacy, and credit card reform. Due to time constraints and the availability of other courses, this course will not cover personal bankruptcy. Grades will be based on an in-class examination.


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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13