Comparative Consumer Protection Law - LAW 367

The law of consumer protection governs every purchase you make, every advertisement you see, every student loan in your expanding portfolio. It may be the single most relevant body of law to your own experience and your everyday life. And yet, somehow you have not learned in law school whether it would be better to buy that casebook with a credit card or a debit card, or whether it is legal for a telemarketer to call and offer you a new low rate on a warranty for your car, or what it is you were supposed to ask before you signed that loan application. This course will explore the theoretical underpinnings of Consumer Protection Law as it has developed over the past century and as it operates (or fails to operate) today. The course will examine constitutional issues governing Consumer Protection Law. It will provide an introduction to the substantive law of predatory lending, debt collection, and products warranties. It will explore the application of Consumer Protection Law to emerging technologies.
Language of Instruction: English (legal terms, however, are also given in Arabic and French).