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17 Jun 2019, 3:16 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Regular blog subscribers may recall that last year, at Richard Alderman's Teaching Consumer Law Conference, I asked two questions of attendees about whether they read contracts or required disclosures (those results are available here). [read post]
15 Jun 2019, 12:37 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I've spent the last few days at a terrific International Association of Consumer Law conference at the of Indiana University's Robert H. [read post]
7 Jun 2019, 5:02 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The more I think about the CFPB's recent proposal to allow debt collectors to leave limited-content messages over the phone, the more I think the proposal has real problems. [read post]
7 Jun 2019, 7:03 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Many states allow their consumers to sue misbehaving companies for unfair practices, including red and purple states like Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, states that we normally don't think of as being in the vanguard of consumer protection. [read post]
29 May 2019, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
” [Jeff Sovern, Consumer Law and Policy] Tags: colleges and universities, debtor-creditor law, law schools [read post]
21 May 2019, 10:34 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern It may seem bizarre, but it appears that recommendations that contain information that goes beyond the transactions or experiences of the person writing the letter are subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. [read post]
18 May 2019, 4:13 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern The Wall Street Journal has reported that the College Board, providers of the SAT tests, will give colleges an adversity score for each applicant who takes the SAT to aid college in admissions decisions. [read post]
16 May 2019, 1:19 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern That's the title of my latest essay for The Conversation, about how preemption of state privacy laws could harm consumers. [read post]
9 May 2019, 4:53 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Until 2015, when consumers submitted disputes to credit bureaus, the credit bureaus submitted the dispute to the creditor which had furnished the information, and if the creditor verified that the information was correct, the credit bureau reportedly would nearly always continue reporting the information in the consumer's credit report, despite the Fair Credit Reporting Act's direction to credit bureaus to conduct a reasonable reinvestigation in such… [read post]
3 May 2019, 1:29 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern I wanted to know if the law reviews in elite schools that teach consumer law have published more consumer law articles in the last five years than law reviews in elite schools that don’t offer the course. [read post]
10 Apr 2019, 7:29 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern This transcript of the young Kathleen Kraninger has recently been unearthed: Adult: Did you eat the chocolate chip cookies? [read post]
4 Apr 2019, 3:02 pm by Jeff Sovern
Here are Sara's revised statistics, and the listings appear after the jump: 110 classes total (53.92%) 32 clinics total (15.69%) 89 only offer a class (43.63%) 11 only offer a clinic (5.39%) 21 offer both (10.29%) 121 offer either (59.31%) School Consumer Course Offered Name of Course Professor Name Adjunct or Full-Time Clinic Professor AKRON no       no   ALABAMA yes Consumer Protection Maurice Shevin Adjunct no   ALBANY no       no   AMERICAN yes… [read post]
2 Apr 2019, 12:39 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern For a variety of reasons, what elite law schools do has an effect on legal education disproportionate to the numbers of such schools. [read post]
28 Mar 2019, 9:49 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Sara has updated the list once more in light of comments. [read post]
24 Mar 2019, 6:21 am by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Now that we've heard from some readers about other schools teaching consumer law, a more complete list appears after the jump (if you know of still more schools, please let me know). [read post]
20 Mar 2019, 4:42 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern Five years ago, I posted a list of law schools teaching consumer law, as compiled by my then-research assistant Preston Postlethwaite. [read post]
11 Mar 2019, 12:05 pm by Paul Caron
Following up on my previous posts (links below): Jeff Sovern (St. [read post]
7 Mar 2019, 1:52 pm by Jeff Sovern
by Jeff Sovern There's been a lot of talk among law professors about the US News plan to measure faculty scholarly impact in part by citations to faculty scholarship (see here for a blog post citing to commentary). [read post]