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Federal Consumer Protection Law
J.D. Seminar 053 | 3 credit hours
This course will provide an overview of federal consumer protection regulation, with an emphasis on practical problems confronted by consumers, such as identity theft, credit report errors, dealing with creditors and debt collectors, and product defects. The course will address federal statutes and regulations governing credit and lending activities, federal warranty laws, unfair and deceptive practices in advertising, federal privacy laws relating to credit and financial information, the powers of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and special problems in providing remedies for violations of consumer rights.
Recommended: Administrative Law.
Students must register for the 3-credit section of the course if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Writing Requirement. Students registered in the 2-credit section of the course will take an exam.