This course will introduce students to major consumer protection doctrines, such as Unfair Trade Practice Acts, Federal Truth in Lending, Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts, Fair Credit Reporting, as well as important procedural devices for enforcing these protections, such as federal and bankruptcy court actions, class actions, arbitration, private rights of action, private attorney general actions, as well as Chapters 7 & 13 of the federal Bankruptcy Code. With the emphasis on federal and state statutes, principles of statutory construction will be covered in some depth. We will also focus on theory building, case analysis and preparation and writing of effective court pleadings.
- Course Number: GP-0094
- Credits: 3
- Course Format: Problem-Based
- Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls.
- Final examination: -
- Midterm examination: -
- Class prep. and participation: 10%
- Research paper: -
- Regular submissions/quizzes: 90%
- Other (see syllabus): -
Other Course Information
- Course enrollment is limited to 40 students.
- This course may be taken for an S/U grade.