Courses 2014 - 2015
LAW B 574
2-6, Max 6
This course examines topical issues and significant cases particular to consumer transactions. Areas of focus include: common law consumer issues; FTC, CFPB and state statutory approaches to consumer protection; constitutional limits on advertising regulation; use of consumer protection statutes in civil rights cases, data breach regulation; Internet-based fraud, the Fair Credit Reporting Act; privacy and identity theft; spam and spyware. We will examine the evolution of consumer law as well as the economic and social policies behind it, and also focus on the practical application of the law.
Not offered this academic year.